Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tribute to a good friend...


Just yesterday one of my good friends, Harold Rosas, passed away. I got to know Harold through a great Bible study he was leading at a cafe called Bay Street Cafe. Every Monday a bunch of people would meet to learn about God. My brother, sister and I would show up and find Harold already there with his Bible and notebook out ready to teach. He was the biggest Bible geek I ever knew.

He always wore black. I don't know why, it's just what he wore. He also never wore any other kind of t-shirt except the black ones he'd get at Christian rock concerts. Time spent wih him at his church, his house to watch a movie, or even at his work's picnic party (because he worked at Starbucks for the longest time) was never anything but a fun time.

I wanted to talk about Harold because he would have been the kind of guy that if you had a question, about life and such, then he's the one you ask. The answer may not have been exactly what you wanted, but it was the truth, and this guy was full of it. For him, truth was the Bible. So, if you wanted the truth about something he'd give it to you, gently though, of course. The many questions I'd have for him were never brain-busters that he couldn't fathom. He'd simply point out a piece of scripture and tell me to read it...IN CONTEXT. That's how he did things, by the book. Harold changed many lives, at least by his words, while he left it to God to do the rest. Job well done good and faithful servant!

You rule Harold!

3 comments:

Marla Bean said...

I just found out about Harold. I did a search to see if there were any news links or something, because I know very little about what happened. You came up second on a search about Harold. I feel ya, Phil. I am sad, but relieved that he was one in Christ.

dintoons said...

inspiring! a wonderful child of God indeed :o)

Candlelight said...

Heya! I found this through google... I miss him terribly but was glad to see your post. It warmed my heart... We started an online memorial for him at livejournal... it's called shadowcatcher7.... feel free to check it out. Renata