Pastor Sid Harms
Oct 14, 1950 – Feb 21, 2012
Sunsets happen every day. There are some sunsets, however, that make you stop and stare. You cannot help but be captivated by its radiance and color. People stop driving. They pull over to the side of the road, pull out their cameras and take pictures. The allure of the splendor of the moment holds their attention. You feel rapt in awe and you feel deeply inspired, warmed in a mysterious, subtle, yet visceral way. Sunsets like these get more beautiful the longer you watch. You may feel a tug to continue on with your day, but the grandeur of the event before you is too much to resist. You cannot help but be mesmerized, beguiled by what should be a normal happening. But this one, this sunset, is extraordinary.
Pastor Sid’s life, ministry, and memorial is one of those sunsets. I feel compelled to be a better man, husband, father, minister, and friend because I had the privilege, by God’s gracious gift, of pulling off to the side of the road to watch one of the most beautiful lives I have had the joy of witnessing. And it only got more beautiful, the longer I watched.