I'd like to close this chapter with a contemporary example of someone who has been promoted because of loyalty, and Larry Hill
comes to mind.A friend showed me a letter he had received from Dr. Larry Hill, Executive Director of Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, TX, inviting him to come speak on their campus once again.Larry wrote to my friend, "The Guest Speaker Committee, and the Lindsay family, would love for you to come back to CFNI and minister to our students."
I was struck by how Larry
referenced "the Lindsay family" in his
was honoring their legacy and leadership in his
letter.Larry is a powerful minister of the gospel in his own right, and would not need to follow in the shadow of the Lindsays in order to establish his own ministry platform.
is honoring of the fact that he
stands in a place of entrustment given to him by the Lindsays.Even a simple letter of invitation was reflective of his
personal loyalty to them.Because of that loyalty, he
is trusted to serve as the primary executive leader of one of our nation's most powerful Bible Schools.His
loyalty has been rewarded with a place of greater servanthood.