President John Quincy Adams was a man of firsts. He was the first son of a president to become president himself. He was the first president to serve in Congress after his presidency – for 18 years. He was the first president whose body was transported to its burial place by train. And he was the first president to die on the floor of Congress.
On February 21, 1848, Adams collapsed of a stroke from which he died two days later. It happened as he tried to rise to address the House. Days later, House Speaker Robert Winthrop praised Adams with these words: “He has been privileged to die at his post.”
Not a bad way to go – at your post.
“For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ” (Hebrews 3:14).
Recovery Step: God has called you to the hard work of recovery. And because the enemy never takes a day off, you can’t afford to, either. None of us knows when our last day on Earth will come. So may we unify under this banner – when that day does come, may we die at our post.