A Central Florida preacher died during his sermon January 9, 2005. During his message he quoted John Wesley:"'Until my work on this earth is done, I am immortal. But when my work for Christ is done ... I go to be with Jesus.'" Just before he died he reportedly said, "And when I go to heaven..."
It is sad on one hand, but as I learned with my Sister Diane, a journey to heaven is a wonderful event. I pray that the Lord comforts this preacher's family and friends in their loss, but we know that for those who live for Christ Paul's words apply as well: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." (Philippians 1.21 NASB)