The 14-year-old boy that Pastor Sam referenced as he closed his sermon on Saturday finally lost his battle with cancer. He is now with Jesus.
For our devotions at work on Wednesday, Jon Bloom reflected on the example of a boy in teaching us how to die well.
He loved Jesus. He made Jesus look beautiful and glorious. His labor is over.
Our time is short. How can we make Jesus look beautiful and glorious to a world that needs him and would find joy in him?
God has work for us to do – and he will help us complete it. We do not labor in vain.
When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:54-58
In the Lord – what a help! God will do it.
As I’m writing this on Wednesday, Pastor Sam’s sermon wasn’t up on the BBC website yet. I’ll link to it when it is available.