You can’t hurry up and have a legacy.
Today marks five years since the dispatch from glory stopped by St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, Texas and picked up the greatest man I’ve ever known. Franklin Garner Jones occupied earth as a living human for almost 75 years, but his legacy is still strong and powerful, gaining in strength and stature.
Bishop Franklin Jones was not a perfect man, but he was fully aware of that and never tried to assume or act in any other manner. He was a supporter of people and a lover of the underdog, and if he ever slipped up behind you and encircled you in his great arms and big hands, you knew you had been thoroughly and completely hugged. He was gifted by God to give gifts – gifts of confidence, gifts of love, and gifts of mercy. He was a professional forgiver.
At 7:55 AM on October 30, 2007, God called one of the good ones home. I miss him. I trust a God I don’t understand, and I love a man that I can no longer touch, but both God and Daddy still touch me, and I trust them.
Franklin Jones, 1933-2007, the greatest man I’ve known. You can’t hurry up and have a legacy. Legacies take time.