I recently attended a celebration of the life of John Cordle. John was an educator, but I will remember him most for being the preacher at Aills Christian Church. He was also a good friend to many and a wonderful husband and father. We were sorry to have to say “Goodbye” to him after only 53 years here on earth.
The celebration took place at Aills Christian Church, the building that serves the people that John loved so much. The place was packed. Extra chairs were set up, and still there were people standing. I had anticipated that, and I stood for the whole service.
There were many thoughts and memories shared by various people. One of the most profound statements came from a lady who is a member of Aills Christian Church. She simply quoted John 1:6—“There was a man sent from God whose name was John.”
A lot of people agree that John Cordle was sent from God. We were greatly blessed by him, and he will be missed.
And I was proud to stand up for him.