Fearless Life vs Foolish Death

Having recently gotten back in touch with a good number of Patrick Henry College friends reminded me of a chapel we shared hearing God’s Word from Psalm 49: “Fearless Life vs Foolish Death”:

Just this past year I had the opportunity to preach this passage as a sermon in a church here in Michigan, not knowing it would be the last time I would preach to one of the teenage girls. Not long afterwards she was killed in a car accident. Her reflections on this passage were read at the funeral, an encouraging, yet sobering moment. I wept as in her death I was reminded again of the pressing importance of the call to gospel ministry:

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? How are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:13-15