A Tribute To My Brother

Published By Deborah Negron

James 1:17,19, 21-22, 27.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. Ye know this , my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

The Man of God, Never seeks his own way. Always seems to be there for others. Saw him once excuse himself from the table at a restaurant where he was gathered with his family. He quietly went ordered food and then, walked outside to handed it to a homeless man. Yet he never said a word.

He always stood respectfully by his parents and supported them through the many ups and downs of life. Regardless of their differing views on issues, he has always been there. He does anything possible to make his family, his wife, his children happy.

He never raises his voice, never puts anyone down, never belittles anyone and never seeks the lime light. He has been constant in his faith and never wavering. His character is known by the people who surround him. Friends of a lifetime.

He never seemed to be impressed by people’s status or position. He simply treats everyone the same. He listens. He is attentive, never judgmental or harsh. He is a good father and good husband and a good son.

He is the one we sometimes take for granted because he is always present. He is not loud or boastful but gentle and kind. His generosity is not flaunted but always done in a quiet manner.

When I think of the kind of man I want to come in to my little girl’s life one day, when she is all grown up, I think of him. A man of humility and temperance.

I have had my moments where I have, ás the firstborn in my family, given him my two cents about an issue, or scolded him for something and he has never spoken an ill word or ever been brash. He acknowledges his faults and never pulls away. At other times he has respectfully disagreed but never has he been a person to attack, withdraw or abandon our relationship. He has stood by me many times and never has he judged.

Luis Abner Negron, you are a treasure to me. When others have been lacking you have been always constant. I praise God for your life. I thank God for the maturity and love you show. Even though you are my baby brother.

To my Lil’ Abi you have played a huge role in helping her see a godly and gentle man of God. You and your wife have always been very attentive and supportive of us in all of the myriad of life’s storms. You have been a constant for me and Abi.

Yesterday we held a memorial service for our cousin who went to be with the Lord. I heard all the accolades and all the thoughts that were expressed about him. I then thought of my own siblings.

This morning I start with you. I dont want to wait until the Lord takes you home to express what you mean to me.

I love you Abner. I thank God for your life. Your daughters and your son are privileged to have such a godly gentle man as their dad. You and your wife are a blessing in our lives.

I praise God for your willingness to love unconditionally. You reflect the love of Jesus not by many words but by the character and solidity of your faith.

I love you. #ImNotWaitingForAnotherDay.

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