You’ve been instrumental,
In helping me to change.
Many have tried before,
But I always remained the same.
You helped me open my eyes,
When I didn’t even know they were shut.
Exposing the falsities I’d subscribed to,
As destructive and corrupt.
You showed me there’s a different way,
To live this life I’ve been given.
That existing needn’t be such a struggle,
And I can escape my self-made prison.
You sold me hope with love,
In exchange for surrender.
Convincing me there’s a better way,
Than my adopted misadventures.
You laid out a map of sorts,
Leading to a different life.
And you showed me some tools,
To help me live it right.
You saw things in me,
Things I couldn’t see or understand.
I didn’t even know to look,
For the devil’s contraband.
You’ve touched so many lives,
And I know you’ll touch many more.
I wish you success and blessings,
As you walk through new doors.
You’ll always hold a special place,
Deep within my heart.
A place reserved by God Himself,
One for you He specifically carved.
Know you’ve made an impact,
That you are a strong light in darkness.
I pray you continue your crusade with vigor,
And fulfill your God-assigned purpose…
This is dedicated to a man who helped me change my life through recovery from drugs and alcohol. I, as an alumni of the treatment program I was in, have been able to revisit his lectures two days a week. He will be moving on to another position now. He will be missed.