HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.” Psalm 37:37
What a noble epitaph is this! — The end of that man is peace! May this be the verse that you engrave for my tombstone!
May my end be peaceful, because my sin is forgiven. The sting of death, its edge, its anguish, its virus, is sin. But when sin is cancelled, because Jesus has paid it all — all the debt I owe, the sting is gone forever. When the pardoned man dies, it is no leap into the dark; it is a falling into the embrace of the Savior! There is now no condemnation for me, and all is well. I know Him whom I have believed.
May my end be peaceful, because my work is done. I must not selfishly idle my life away, or I shall be full of regrets and grief when I am called away from my unaccomplished tasks. I must embrace every opportunity and redeem every minute, and rest will be sweet when it comes; after the working day, comes the quiet night. The evening will bring slumber to the tired body, and a soft nest to the worn spirit in the paradise of God.
May my end be peaceful, because my future is bright. Before me are . . .
- ease from pain,
- immunity from sorrow,
- the heart and life entirely emancipated from evil,
- the society of the holy,
- the sight of Christ’s face, and
- the full enjoying of God to all eternity!
It baffles my imagination to paint it now, but one day I shall arrive and attain and reap and triumph. O hope that conquers fear! O long and fruitful years of Heaven!