so last night before cell group i somehow stumbled upon a youtube video that Keith made back in 2003 about his deceased brother Buck McCallum. If you don’t know who Buck is, his full name is Scot McCallum, but for some strange reason people call him Buck. This man was pretty amazing he went all the way to Russia as a witness for Christ. I just really don’t understand it. My dilemma is strange i started to watch it, and i got all teary eyed. i was so baffled by my emotions. I mean i know im dating his daughter Kate, but that doesn’t make any difference, my feelings at that point in time had nothing to do with her. She was absent from my mind at the moment i was watching it. I was overcome with great sorrow but joy as well for this man i have never met. So i felt compelled to write a comment on that video which is on youtube. Sadly my comment was way too long. so i figured i would put it here and a link to the video. hopefully i can figure out how to work this blog thing….. anyway here is the comment i wanted to leave.
Hey my name is Mike Hudock and I am a fellow xenoid at North east Ohio Xenos. Wow this video really made me start to tear up. I really don’t understand it, I never really knew this man personally, but I always hear good things about him. How influential he was, how much of a leader he was, but most importantly how many people’s lives were turned around by this man. The lord definitely used this mans’ life to change people all around the globe. I wish I could have met him on this planet to see how this trouble maker lived his days for the Lord, and how he overcame so many obstacles in different countries. Its funny every time I ask someone about Buck McCallum they get a big grin on their face and tell me a story about how he tried to fight the system with love or bring Gods redemptive power to life in different situations.
I do pray for his family that he left behind, his wife Amy, and his daughters Kate and Kelly. I have had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful family. I pray that they will continue to walk with Christ everyday and witness to those who don’t have that light in their hearts. It’s a beautiful thing what Buck did sacrificing everything for the Lord and moving over to Russia to become a missionary. His life was a life centered around relationships, something that many Christians get confused about. I mean that is what God is all about, his people, but more importantly relationships!
Rev: 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
1PE 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do
not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible
and glorious joy.
Its really amazing how the Lord works, this gift of love he has given us. This gift of love so that we can use it to glorify his name through people like Buck and all the other brothers and sisters who are now in the presence of the Lord our God. This unexplained love for a man I never met reminds me of the love I have for everything Christ has done for my undeserving teenage life. As I write this long ass comment I cry for the late Buck McCallum because I have seen how joyous and rewarding it is to live and die for His name. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uoyCEc106Q[/youtube]