The Beauty in People Building

Death has a way of putting life in perspective. It helps you to see more clearly that the seemingly “ordinary” life can be extraordinary when you live it for something that will outlast you.  A cold January day this year brought life unexpectedly into perspective for me… The last thing I anticipated was burying my dear friend Reagan. Just 48 years old and so full of life, yet cancer, from my perspective, had taken her far too soon. As I stood with other dear friends to say goodbye for now, it struck me as the pastor read from 2 Corinthians 4 and 5. “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart… for we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake… but we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this…

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