Sunday, September 20, 2009

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"The Marine Who Only Whispers" Breaks the Tape

Bob Boardman, the Marine Who Only Whispers, passed through the gates of splendor yesterday.  He now sings to the Lord he served so faithfully with the angels in full-throated elation.

Thank you, Boardy, for showing the true meaning of "Semper Fidelis", and showing us how a believer lives and dies:  joyful and hopeful through the final strides.  Well done, good and faithful servant ... now enter into your rest!

Our prayers for Jean continue through her grief after losing her 56-year partner in life, love and ministry.

3 comments:

  1. I hope he isn't wearing his solider suit when he meets Jesus for the last guys Jesus saw in this life were soliders and they were nailing him to the stake.

    I find it hard to believe that Christians think the Prince of Peace appoves of men who visit neighboring countries spewing napalm and bunker bombs on the very people they were told to evangelize.

    May God have mercy on him on the Judgement Day for his pastors never warned him.

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  2. If we think of the different players in the act before our Lord's death, we might venture to say that sort of thing about all sorts of clothes: Fishermen's? (His disciples all ran off and left him.) Clergymen's? (They were his most implacable tormentors.) Of Government Officials? (Pilate played such a noble roll!) Of the Average Joe on the streets? ("Crucify Him!") Keep it up and the message would be that we all have to appear naked, and Genesis 3:21 implies that all of us desperately need clothing.

    So how will we appear? The same as "The Marine Who Only Whispers": '"Remove the filthy garments from him." And to him he said, "Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments."' (Zech. 3:5) We'll appear, clothed in Christ, with all our iniquity washed away in His blood.

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  3. A man of God, under orders, but who has served faithfully and true. Bob, thanks for your teaching and testimony.

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