So I want to raise my glass to Brother Mel Johnson and the life he lived so well. Thanks for touching all of us around you. In the spirit of the man you truly were, I'm going to close with a bible passage that I find particularly touching.
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee."