It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, because that is the end of every man, and the living takes it to heart. – Ecclesiastes 7:2
On March 21 we received some very sad news. Our fellow missionary and 30-year co-laborer and dear friend, David Henson, died suddenly in Kiev, Ukraine, of complications from viral pneumonia. This is a huge loss, not only because of all that David did, but even more so because of who he is. I use the present tense, because we know that David is now more alive than ever!
David was an incredible example of a loving, selfless servant who always put other people first. He was only 57 and will be sorely missed. (Please lift up his wife, Mindy, to be comforted and to clearly understand God’s will for her from here. Thanks.)
The truth of the matter is, if Jesus doesn’t come first, we will all pass through this valley. In fact, even if He does come first, we all still only have a limited amount of time to live by faith. That is what Solomon was getting at in the verse above. The Message puts it this way: “You learn more at a funeral than at a feast. After all, that’s where we’ll end up. We might discover something from it” (Ecclesiastes 7:2). The reason, of course, is that it helps us consider eternity.
What changes could you make in your life to be maximizing your “limited-time opportunity” of living by faith?
Great Commission Europe
One-Year Bible Reading
1 Kings 11:1-12:19
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