How I Want To Die

After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. [67] So Jesus said to the Twelve, ?Do you want to go away as well??? Simon Peter answered him, ?Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,? and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.?? (John 6:66-69)

?I love to hear the Word of God read aloud. One of the most difficult pastoral tasks I’ve ever had came very early in my ministry. I was teaching at a college in Massachusetts, and a man closely connected to the school became sick unto death. I used to go to Massachusetts General Hospital every day and sit by his bed and watch him die a day at a time. Finally we cane down to the last few hours of his life, and there was very little I could do to comfort him other than put some ice on his parched lips, wipe the sweat from his forehead, and read to him from the Word of God. But that is what he most wanted because of the comfort the Scriptures provided. That’s how I want to die — listening to the Word of God, because that Word is life.? – RC Sproul


I’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I enjoy songwriting, oil painting and coffee, not necessarily in that order.