Like a gentle breeze you enter
Smiling, beautiful and a gentle face
Confident, courageous, adventurous
And much more

You are a servant of the Lord High God
Jesus your Master, elder brother, guide
Your presence encourages those you are with
Jesus life lives in you, His love shines through you

Your competency precedes you
It is simply you, what you have done and are doing
Faith underscores all that you do
It surrounds you, Faith is a strength

Mercy is an abiding gift Christ has given you
People take to you immediately
They feel your kindnesses
They know your genuine love for them

Friendships last with you
People never walk away; they need someone like you
You are the bright light, the warm soul
You calm the minds and hearts of your friends

Peace is your present
It is a gift from God and authenticates the presence of Jesus
You have it, you give it
People love it and seek to be with you

Home is far away and yet you are able to make yourself at home
Family misses you and you miss them but Jesus fills your heart
Life is fast, always hard, loneliness seeks to sidetrack you
Yet you refuse to let loneliness win, Jesus is in control

We are blessed that you are here
You will bless so many by your training
We will stand with you
The Lord loves you and us through you

Clay Corvin, February 13, 2016

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and was employed by NOBTS for 38 years. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. His ministry is to the homeless and helpless seeking to promote the cause of Christ everyplace he travels.