Thank you, Ron

Ron Ritchie 

August 19,1933 – July 3, 2020

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Dark Horse

by John Fischer

He’s a dark horse in the nighttime

Heading straight for the enemy camp

And he has no fear ‘cause his eye is clear

Throwing light like a burning lamp

And maybe sometime at the right time

You may see him galloping by

A simple man with a single plan

And the Spirit in his eye

 

He’s the one who no one thought could make it through

He’s the one who looks a lot like me and you

But he can hear it when the Spirit

Tells him where to go and what to say

‘Cause he knows that he can never be free 

When he’s going his own way

(Chorus)

He will not deny the struggle in his heart

But he also knows the grace that is his part

And his secret is the Spirit

‘Cause he’s trusting nothing of his own

And he’s fixed his eyes on the highest prize

And he’s heading for his home

 

He’s a dark horse in the nighttime

Heading straight for the enemy camp

And he has no fear ‘cause his eye is clear

Throwing light like a burning lamp

And maybe sometime at the right time

You may see him galloping by

A simple man with a single plan

And the Spirit in his eye

Thank you, Ron, for giving so much to so many.

 

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7 Responses to Thank you, Ron

  1. Mark D Seguin says:

    RIP Ron Ritchie

  2. Blanc Patrick says:

    Thank you for our very dear friend Ron thank you for this very beautiful text.
    we will miss him terribly

  3. Kathy Ebhardt says:

    What a special man and pastor. I shared many Sunday’s with him at the Menu Tree attending PBC Careers. He shared the Bible like no one else could. He is at peace now.

  4. Walter J Quelch says:

    That song has given courage through the rough times in my life. God is good all the time.
    God bless you one and all.

  5. jwfisch says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your notes and encouragement. We will miss Ron, but he’s not missing us! Ray Stedman believed there would be no waiting around in heaven. In heaven, we step out of time and into eternity and in eternity, everyone’s already there. Warning: you can blow your mind thinking about this too much!

  6. Jean-Daniel von Lerber says:

    Dear John
    We remember Ron when we had the opportunity to join you at one of your camps in the Bay. area back in 1980. Angela and I as well a Brigit, a friend of us, took part of that camp. We never will forget Ron’s teaching.

  7. danucube says:

    I still remember one of his sermon “Why pray when you can worry”.

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