It’s very rare that I’m not aware of what’s happening in the news, but while traveling, I missed the news of George H.W. Bush’s death. I learned of the event during the pre-game show of the SEC championship game and it was a gut punch. He was a great leader, embodying what is great about our nation and he will be missed. He will be missed because there are too few people like President Bush around.
But more than being a statesman, he was a Christian. At the end of his life, rather than talking about his accomplishments as congressman, U.N. ambassador, CIA chief, Vice President or President of the United States, his eyes were set square on the prize. The NY Times reported:
His longtime friend and former secretary of state, James A. Baker III, arrived at his Houston home on Friday morning to check on him.
Mr. Bush suddenly grew alert, his eyes wide open.
“Where are we going, Bake?” he asked.
“We’re going to heaven,” Mr. Baker answered.
“That’s where I want to go,” Mr. Bush said.
That says it all, doesn’t it?