Thanks to Pastor John Scheffer, I was reminded that today is Ernie Kuehnel’s birthday. Ernie was born on March 8, 1932 in
Ernie’s faithfulness was always remarkable. His favorite verse was Deut. 33:25, "as your days, so shall your strength be." He was loyal and trustworthy. He was an avid reader. I could go to his house and there in his breakfast nook would be Berkhof, Luther, Owen and Calvin, along with Bible dictionaties and commentaries. He earnestly prayed. He prayed for the church body. He ministered to others, to the sick and dying. He was an adopted grandpa by one of our families. He gave room and board to young men in our church. He was a servant. He lived the life of self-denial in following Jesus. He was humble, generous and loving.
The last few years of his life were filled with suffering. He never complained. I have tried to honor Ernie’s memory in my book Feelings and Faith, pages 92-93.
I thank God for the gift Ernie was to me and this body. Thanks John for reminding me of his birthday.
Wanting to be more like Ernie,