This is a photo and tribute our niece Melissa wrote about her Dzeda, our Pop, Moisi, on May 7, 2014.
“My Deda….he loves his Bible. Tonight he told me that he doesn’t rush when he reads. ‘I meditate on it,’ he says. His goal from now on is to start memorizing more of it. He’ll be 91 at the end of the month and questioning his purpose on this earth without Baba is a daily struggle. Yet despite his broken heart, he has never lost sight of what is truly important. He presses on, striving to live for Christ every single day. The man never ceases to amaze me. He is a true inspiration.”
This photo was taken of our Pop in his bedroom when he was still living in the senior apartment in Brea, California. He would soon move in with our oldest sister and her family, Melissa’s mom.
My prayer for you is that if you are meditating that you would only meditate on the Word of God, something from the Bible.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
“For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.” Psalm 18:28
“My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:20-23
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me -practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4: 8-9
10 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Moisi ~ Melissa’s Tribute”
…it’s nice to have another update.
It is certainly true that reading The Word without pondering it does little good. Sometimes I tell myself that whatever I read will not return void. Your dear father is still a strong Christian example.
What a beautiful photo of a good man of God.
What good words. And what a precious picture. I went back and read your memorial written after your Pop passed on. Thank you for sharing him here.
Amen to all of these.
Hope you don’t mind, I snagged one of these and posted it too!
Sandi, No worries as I snagged each of them from the Bible. 🙂
It’s a terrific photograph and an even better tribute. And who am I to say this, but you are right about the word of God.
I love that photo! You had a wonderful and godly father.
And I love the Scripture reminders.
Fabulous photo and a beautiful tribute. Feel blessed that you shared this with us. Thank you Ellen 🙂
Ellen, your love for the Word comes through loud and clear and is an encouragement to me. I was blessed with having a Godly father in my life also. He’s been gone almost 8 years already and I think is about the same age as your father.