Always in Uniform


Bill Hulet was a friend and fellow pastor. He’d served as a pastor in America, a missionary in Papua New Guinea, and a mentor to young men around the world. He was much older than I – by more than 60 years.

When Pastor Hulet died, his memorial service was filled with joy and laughter because we knew that Bill was before the throne of grace.  One of the stories was that as long as anyone had ever known him, Bill could always be found in his “Christian uniform”: black slacks, white shirt and dark tie.

One pastor told of how he’d visited Bill’s country home in Banks, Oregon, one sweltering summer day.  There was Bill, mowing the grass with a gas push-mower, in his black slacks, white shirt, and of course, his necktie.  Another joked that he wouldn’t be surprised if Bill wore his pants, white shirt and tie to bed each night … something his widow refused to confirm or deny.

Bill was always in uniform and ready for action.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand (Ephesians 6:13).


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