I just heard that a dear long term friend was transferred to heaven last Wednesday. His name is Gary Kron. He has all kinds of letters after his name. He had the education and titles that proved he was an expert in financial planning. But there was one room in his house that told more of the man than any title. It was on the third floor. It was the room where Gary met with the Lord every morning.
I spoke to a member of his staff today. He was shook up. It was his job to call all of Gary’s clients to share the news. He said that each person he talked to told stories of the man. I could tell stories of his quiet strength. I could tell of the devotions that he shared before the meetings of the Long Island Youth Mentoring Board of Directors. Often times he would quote a scripture or recite a poem or the lyrics of a song. But before we met as a Board, Gary led us before the Lord.
Jesus preached a sermon and ended it with this: “Everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”
The only story I know that fits all the stories together like a tightly formed puzzle is this: Gary Kron built his house on the rock of knowing and doing the Word of God. Gary is a man who knew the Lord, met with Him daily; and the wisdom, the light from these meetings blessed all who knew him.