Serve Faithfully

Yesterday I attended Rod’s funeral. He was a wonderful Christian man who truly lived for Jesus. Rod had cancer and had undergone several years of treaments. But through all the hard times, Rod always served God faithfully.
Rod’s funeral sermon was based on the verses from our Bible Reading today. Paul knew that he would die soon. “The time has come for me to leave this life here” (verse 6b). Paul compared his life to fighting a fight or running a race. He was waiting to receive his reward — eternal life with God.
But that reward was not only for Paul. It is for Rod and for every other person who loves and obeys God. “Yes, he will give it to me and to everyone else who is eagerly looking forward to his coming” (verse 8b).
If you are not a Christian, talk with someone who can share God’s Word with you. Learn how you can follow and obey God. Then serve Him faithfully every day!