To Live is Christ
Through his hardship in prison, an aging Paul longs to depart and be with Christ. But he knows that he remains for the benefit of the church. Through his hardship, God is strengthening the church, and Paul is joyfully resigned to this fact. This is a lesson for us. Whatever life’s circumstances, we are to live for God’s greater purpose. To surrender all to Christ is a great way to live, and a powerful way to die.