In a Roman prison, awaiting a death sentence, Paul wrote what we believe was his last letter. It was to his spiritual son Timothy and included these words. “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure is near. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Faced with death Paul rested in the love of God. He had done all he could with God’s strength to spread the Gospel. His earthly reward was to be beheaded. His eternal reward was to continue to experience the love of God that he had walked in from the Damascus road to a Roman chopping block, and to, finally, be able to experience it in all of its fullness.
Seek the living God through the washing of water and the Blood of His dear Son and be submerged in that love for all eternity.]]>