Sickness and Death
Noah Huss was a recruiter for our mission agency, World Team. He connected well with people who were interested in missions, sincerely prayed with them that the Lord would direct them, and challenged many to leave everything and go overseas. He then got in a car accident and died, leaving behind a wife and three young children.
Unfortunately there are many many more stories (just within our agency alone) of missionaries who have no longer been able to serve on the field due to illness or death.
2. But we are still God’s chosen instruments so let us fight hard.
Although the Lord does not need us, his goal is still the same: namely, world-wide worship. And his means to achieving this goal is to send out people to preach the Gospel. So let us not grow passive in our commitment to send out messengers but let us instead send out many and pray that the Lord will keep them healthy and preaching for 30+ years. Although death itself submits to God, death is still an enemy to mankind and death is to be fought and prayed against. The church needs to be all the more vigilant in prayer and raising up missionaries because the fallen world and the Devil are silencing a lot of world-be Gospel messages through plaguing missionaries with sickness and death.
You’re not a God dependent on any mortal man
You’re not a God in need of
Anything we can give
By Your plan, that’s just the way it is.