“Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go. Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me” (John 21:18-19)!

As those who follow Jesus, we are destined to die a martyr’s death. It is the glorious end of any faithful disciple’s life–dying for your faith. Even our death brings glory to God. It is none other than the One who, himself, came out the other side of the cross that speaks not only of how we live but also how we die. Our promised end is a death-defeating resurrection.

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