He is middle aged and diagnosed with cancer. He has been taking radiation and chemo but now is in the hospital hooked up to machines and may only have a short time here on earth. That man reminds me of something in the Bible.
Around 2000 years ago a young man, in his early thirties, only had about three weeks to live. He had obeyed his parents, never killed anyone, nor stolen from anyone, was unmarried and had not lived in fornication, and as matter of fact kept all of the Jewish laws.
In adulthood, He went about the countryside healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, healing the crippled and lame. He had the power to calm mighty storms, feed thousands with one little lunch, forgive sinners of their sins and bring the dead back to life.
He explained the word of God and proclaimed that the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand, (Matthew 4:17, Luke 4:18-21). He stated that He was the Son of God and that He must endure a terrible death on the cross so there could be forgiveness of sins, (Romans 5:8, 1 Peter 3:18). Not only did He state that He would die but that He would arise from the grave on the third day, (Romans 1:4).
Let us not reject the greatest gift God has ever given us, Jesus Christ, (John 3:16-18, Ephesians 2:8&9, 1 John 5:11-13).
See you in Church next Sunday.