Ed saw the future in me

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

I found Edwin thin and weak, but still sharp and alert. I was there to remind him of how he had blessed my life. His days were numbered, but they were still alive in my heart. The first words to me were, “I have heard really good things about you and what you’re doing.” Down deep I knew it would be like that–he always found a way to help me see God in my life, even when I had lost my way. I first met Edwin in 1969. He was a banker, a church leader, and a compassionate listener, but to me he was more than that‚Ķ he was my faith coach. We never used that term or spoke of that concept; no one did back then. He was always a step ahead of his time.

Edwin encouraged, pushed, motivated, and inspired me. He invested his life in my life. And, not just me, there are hundreds of people in East Texas who knew this gentle giant who had endowed us all with inspiration. Edwin was a banker by vocation, but his passion, his calling, was to be a cunning and creative investor in people. And, I was blessed to be one of his accounts. As I told him of the dream, the coaching ministry and the opportunities God was granting me, he listened with eagerness. It was as though my story and his story were the same. Not one challenge was left hanging in the air; he seemed to know the answers before I could share the questions. He grabbed every word; his eyes danced with joy and celebration. It was a God thing. When it was time to go, I bent down to hug my coach who had invested in me so many years ago–All I could say was, “Thank you for life.” And, he blessed me again. After nearly a century of life on this planet, Edwin Rasco turned in his worn-out physical body, but his spirit is still invested in people. And those people are investing in others. Faith does that!


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