This is one amazing man.
His name is Ken Peeke and he is my grandfather. Last night at nearly midnight, Grandad was, what the Salvation Army call “promoted to glory“. He was a hero in every sense of the word. He fought for his country, he taught the scriptures to many, he modeled them for all who knew him. He loved his family and everyone fortunate enough to have been a part of his life. I never heard him speak a bad word about anyone. He had a control over his emotions I have not seen in many, he lived in a peace that most will never experience and he brought it into every room he entered. He was focused, his mind was razor sharp, his wit was incredible. He was artistic and administrative and constantly put both to good use to change the world for many. He laid down his own life to serve others and served his King every day. His sense of humor…well, if you knew him, all I’ll say is “Two pounds of sausages and a packet of clisps” and you’ll be there with me.
I sincerely hope that many of Grandad’s amazing characteristics will live on in me as they do in others. He has contributed richly to who I am today and invested in me in ways most will never know.
I preached the best I could this morning mate knowing it was probably the first time you actually got to see it, and I will continue to do so every opportunity I get….I know I will have two amazing fans occasionally gracing Heaven’s balcony cheering me on. I hope I can do you proud.
We’ll miss you mate, but only for a while. Enjoy your eternal rewards you’ve sure earned them.