On Monday morning, August 9th, 2021, a few minutes past 7:00am, an angelic dispatch was sent from Heaven to Earth. Their mission: to escort a battle-worn, yet supremely victorious, child of God to his celestial home.
Monday night we celebrated David in a profoundly moving vigil. Since that celebration, this writer has been in awe of the presence of the Lord that swept into the room. The Lord said, “My hand has been upon this young man his entire life; he has fulfilled his purpose and his mission and I have called him home.” David lived his life so on-purpose and intentionally, that at the very young age of twenty-two, the Lord said, “Mission accomplished, son. Come home!”
Purposeful, intentional, passionate, worshiper, soul winner, focused, loving, kind, sensitive, compassionate, the BEST hug giver, ALWAYS smiling, and yes, even sometimes quirky and a little annoying…all these adjectives have been spoken repeatedly the last four days in describing David.
His life and attitude of worship touched young and old alike in Dallas First Church. He loved the children, he loved those with the wisdom of the white hair. All were loved and welcomed with that humongous smile and wide open arms.
When many would have stayed home from church, and been completely justified, David was determined to be here. He loved this place with every fiber of his being. He loved his Bishop and it was reciprocated.
David Aaron Rodriguez came to DFC many years ago and, when he left, we were so much the better because he passed our way.
He is survived by his father David Rodriguez His mother Araceli Rodriguez , his sister Jordan G. Rodriguez and his brother Joshua I. Rodriguez