When they know they’re dying, the last months or weeks or even days speak volumes about their faith.
I have a friend that without God’s miraculous intervention, won’t be with us much longer. The doctor’s and medicine can’t do any more for him. They have done all they could.
I’ve only known Jim for about 3 1/2 years and I’ve found him to be a humble man. Jim is a man of God and we should learn from his faith. In fact, we have. Jim shared how he is dealing with cancer and dying during one of our messages at church.*
Faith takes us into territory that we would never approach without it. Here is some of the territory Jim is discovering; how great his trust in God is; peace that can only be explained by faith in God; contentment that allows him to accept whatever God’s allows to happen; and even hope – because his reward is heaven.
I love inspirational movies based on true stories. Movies like Invincible and The Blind Side. As great as those stories are, the story of a never-ending trust in God in the worst circumstance is greater and prods me on to trust and faith in God.
“God, thank you for people like Jim.”
* You can hear Jim sharing about his faith during the message “When Hit With Chronic Illness and Injury” from the series “When Life Happens,” from November 11, 2009. http://www.newtestamentchristianonline.com/Sermons.dsp