One year ago today, my pastor and spiritual father died. Dr. Cecil Sewell led me to faith in Jesus, baptized me, conducted my wedding, and conducted my dad’s funeral. He was always there when I needed him. His loss leaves a huge void in my life.
But in death we can see our God. The prophet reflected, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord” (Isaiah 6:1).
Oswald Chambers offered an interesting perspective on the death of our heroes. He said, “Our soul’s personal history with God is often an account of the death of our heroes. Over and over again God has to remove our friends to put himself in their place.”
Recovery Step: Have you lost someone important in the last year or so? Use this as an opportunity to look to the God of the universe as you never have before.