"as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account." (Philippians 1:20-24)
May we all have the perspective of someone who could breath their last breath tomorrow. The beauty of eternal perspective. Doug Duncan had that in life, now he has that for real, in Jesus' presence. What joy and what a view - we can only imagine. Thank you Lord for your servant Doug, and your servant Esma, such encouraging witness to us of faith.