An item in my Twitter feed has reduced me to tears this morning. It’s from my friend Janet.
Missionary’s dad is dying. He wrote a final letter to his dad (on generator power) and Brian is taking it to Rex to read to dad. Please pray.
Somewhere in a distant land, someone who has obeyed the call to “go ye therefore” can’t be with a dying parent. As a missionary kid, I can tell you that it is a scenario that is not uncommon but it doesn’t lessen the pain one bit when it happens and my tears overflow this morning at the cost of discipleship.
And yet my soul sings praise because as someone weeps in a distant land, another obeys the call to “go ye therefore” and heads to a hospital to sit bedside and bring the love of God and the love of a son to a dying man. And that, my friends, is one of the most beautiful pictures of the body of Christ I have ever seen.
Jesus, be near.
Oh, be very near.