Thursday, February 2, 2012

Timothy Gaffney

Hello everyone,
Can't believe it has been so long since I've been on here, but it has. It is amazing how fast time goes by and how many things change within two years.. or even a year for that matter. As most of you know my family suffered a severe separation from my brother Tim, who went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday of last year. Tim had been battling colon cancer which had spread through different parts of his body. When Tim was diagnosed though, the Lord came in and turned his life around and the brother whom I had known my whole life was no more, but the person that was there was a shining demonstration of Christ. I had never seen such a change in someone before, it was like looking into a picture of winter and it suddenly turning into spring! It is true the old body was there, the cancer, the scars, the torments, the pain and the reality of only having six months left to live, But the soul was completely changed. He no longer enjoyed the frivolous junk this world has to offer, he was focused on the higher things of his Heavenly Father. He started telling others about his Lord and being the father his children desperately needed. I am so grateful for my brother Tim and the impact he had on my life. I remember talking to him one day about the old clue game and how I liked that one better than the new one.. well a couple weeks later he came over to the house with an old version of the clue game, he had gone on ebay and purchased it for me. Another time was when he had my dad's car painted a beautiful metallic blue color (blue was always dad's and Tim's favorite color) without my dad knowing it. Tim always got a kick out of doing things for people regardless of what he got in return, he didn't do it for gain, he did it to make you happy and feel appreciated. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about who my oldest brother is and that he is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ right now and we will see him someday, and on that day I hope to be the one to introduce you to him.

Do not let a crisis come before you put your trust in the lord, because that crisis may happen in the next moment. "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." James 4:14


Shannon said...

Your thoughts are such a joy to read Joel... the struggles that you must have gone through during that time! But we know and rely on the love that the Lord has for, to use all things for His glory and our sactification. What a wonderful Savior we serve!


Seasons of Life said...

Awe...amazing grace...what a hope we have in Jesus.

Blessings to read about your brother this evening, may we meet in Glory.

In Him,

Mrs. Smith

Joel said...

The Lord is indeed a wonderful Savior Shannon! Thank you for your comment. :)

How sweet the sound! :) I'm looking forward to introducing you all to him. :)

I apologize for not seeing this sooner, I am not on here very often. :)

God Bless!

CSIMIN said...

Beloved in Christ Our Lord,Joe, Holy Greetings to You in His Holy Name.

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I am a Pastor from India.

Please Pray for me and for Our Ministries for The Salvation of The Perishing Millions.

If it is Pleases to God and if it is Pleases To You, Please send me an E.mail so That I can Write You about Our Ministries.

If it is God's Will and if it is Your Will, Please Expand Your Ministry Activities To India.

I and We Pray for Your Welfare and Prosperity.

In Christ Alone