I just got back from the funeral of a very good friend of mine. He was a youth pastor, a teacher, a counselor, a father, a husband, and a trustworthy friend. He leaves behind a wife and five kids. He was thirty-three.
Tragedies like this one have a way of bringing clarity into our lives. My friend was well accomplished. He had several degrees and an important career. But as we remembered him today, very little of that mattered. What does matter is the relationship he had with Jesus Christ.