Tribute to a man who followed God’s prompt till the end – My very own dad, Rev. Johnson Olatuyi
Daddy, how I wish we have you here with us for just one more week so that we could celebrate you, pray together, listen to you pour your heart out and listen to you share your vision like you would. However, your maker decided to call you home in the early hours of August 17, 2021. I miss you dad! Your strength, faith and passion gave me a sense of protection.
My last communication with you was on August 15, 2021. I remember stepping into the room where you were laying, and we exchanged a brief conversation. And I asked that we sing the song “All power belongs to Jesus, all power belongs to God….” I can remember vividly how you passionately sang the song before I prayed with you. You were communicating deep things that Sunday, but I refused to pay attention just because I never wanted to think of the idea of you leaving us.
This is a heavy loss for most people that ever met you, but it’s even harder for me to come to terms with the fact that I won’t be able to hear from you any longer. You have taught and raised me in the way of God. I am forever grateful for that. I bless God that as one of your biological sons I have had the privilege to watch you follow God’s prompt all the way even when it’s not a popular or convenient thing to do. You were a gift to all the world and brought so much happiness to the many hearts you touched. You are a hero dad and I’m rest assure that heaven is celebrating you.
Your boldness inspired me to be brave. Your service to God inspired me to see beyond me and be self-sacrificing. Your generosity to those who met you including strangers inspired me to be gracious. You go far and beyond in ensuring that souls are won for Christ’s kingdom. You raised the bar when it comes to service to God and man.
Daddy, I miss you so much. How I wish, I could hear you pray for me one more time… Things I took for granted have become my wish today.
Dad, be rest assure that you have raised armies and by the special grace of God, we will not disappoint you. I’m sure that you are now resting in God’s bosom, it will absolutely be tough not to feel your absence.
Thanks for being my dad. Thanks for the righteous legacy you’ve left me with. I will always love and miss you. Till we meet again dad….
Sleep on General!
Peter Oluwagbemiga Olatuyi