President Gerald Ford is being buried in Grand Rapids today. Posting this is my tribute to him. He was a good man and our community is proud of him. This tree by the river is a reminder of these verses:
"Blessed are those who trust in the Lord...they shall be like trees planted by water sending out rootby the stream." Jeremiah 17:7-8
"He is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season..." Psalm 1:3
Gerald Ford lived a fruitful life. He was an admirable man.
This image and verses were used on the cover of the liturgy for my father's funeral just about four years ago.