For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.—2 Timothy 4:6-8
There is nothing like playing it safe . . . and losing.
Timothy is witness to a man, St. Paul, who refused to play it safe. He followed Jesus Christ all the way. And this is a lesson for the young pastor. And for us.
God gives us hope by entering and remaining in His sacred mission in the world.
how so? Three Scriptural truths that show us.
1. The mission is greater than my suffering.
2. The mission gives meaning to our lives.
3. The mission is terminal. There will be a conclusion to the mission.
The question of the hour: Will you be a part of the mission or let it pass you. The mission will go forward. But will you be in it?
The answer to that question will create a legacy on the pages of your family history.