The internet has made many things possible for all of us. One of the
special blessings it provided to me was to come into contact with
Steve Smith, through the Covenanted Reformation Club and r-f-w lists.
Although we lived just across Lake Michigan from one another (he in
Wisconsin and I in Michigan), humanly speaking I doubt I would have
ever met Steve except for the internet. Steve became a dear friend.
We both had gone through a winding spiritual journey, but were both
coming to similar conclusions concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and His
revealed word. Steve came down with cancer several years ago, but
this only deepened his love for Jesus Christ and his attachment to the
reformed faith. It was very special to be able to attend with Steve a
communion season in a Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland
congregation in Ontario this past weekend, and to see Steve accepted
in the membership of the church, in what he knew would likely be the
closing days of his life. And it was even more special to be able to
pray with him, looking forward to the day we could reunite before the
Lamb of God. Steve passed away on Friday, and surely left the rest of
us a good testimony of one who persevered to the end. We ought to
pray for Steve's wife and his four young children, that God would
provide for them in Steve's absence.
- Parnell McCarter
Attender, ARC of GR
Seek member in FPCS
Grand Rapids, MI