Last night, my husband's boss, our friend and incredible leader, Billy Hornsby went to be with the Lord.
Please read about him here .
Billy left an amazing legacy, as he served the Lord so faithfully and loved people so completely.
As I was praying for the family this morning, I began to think about the first time my kids went to the ARC offices. Billy greeted them with a hug and kind words. Then, he pointed to a bowl of miniature candy bars in his office, giving them a nod to go get some. They all grinned and looked up at me as if to ask, "can we?" I told them they could and they raced over to the bowl to get some chocolate. They each got a respectable 1 or 2 pieces. When Billy saw this, he walked over to them and told them to cup their hands and put them together. As they did, he took the bowl and poured all of the chocolate into their hands.. They couldn't hold all of it and some fell on the floor. They laughed as they kept trying to pick it all up and more would fall to the floor. I helped them carry their candy to the car and they giggled all the way home. They still talk about that from time to time.
This morning, as I thought about his generosity (just one of the many characteristics we loved and learned from Billy), I pictured him in heaven. I thought about Jesus saying, "Billy cup your hands and put them together, I have some rewards for you.." I could then see Jesus pouring rewards on Billy, so many that they fall all around him as he laughs. :)
My family has been forever changed by the faithful journey of Billy Hornsby. This morning, my husband's Twitter account read, "He saw my faults & my weaknesses, yet he spoke to my potential & called me his friend. I'm a better husband, father & friend b/c of @billyhornsby."
He is already greatly missed..
His life is a reminder to "run with perseverance the race marked out for us"...He sure did!
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.