Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What do you say when you are about to die? pt 2

Death without Christ is "the king of terrors," but death with Christ loses the "sting," the power to hurt, which it otherwise would have.
John Preston, the Puritan, knew this. When he lay dying, they asked him if he feared death, now that it was so close. "No," whispered Preston; "I shall change my place, but I shall not change my company." As if to say: I shall leave my friends, but not my Friend, for He will never leave me.

J.I. Packer
"Growing in Christ" 1994

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