The "book club Wednesday" selection for July and August is Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by D.A. Carson. Please click here to see the proposed reading schedule.
This week I read chapter 10 titled "Ending Well: Final Ministry and Promotion to Glory". This was the last chapter of the book and covered the final days of Tom Carson. I love the two ending paragraphs of the book and will leave you with them:
When he died, there were no crowds outside the hospital, no editorial comments in the papers, no announcements on television, no mention of Parliament, no attention paid by the nation. In his hospital room there was no one by his bedside. There was only the quiet hiss of oxygen, vainly venting because he had stopped breathing and would never need it again.
But on the other side, all the trumpets sounded. Dad had won entrance to the only throne room that matters, not because he was a good man or a great man--he was, after all, a most ordinary pastor--but because he was a forgiven man. And he heard the voice of him whom he longed to hear saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant; enter the joy of your Lord."
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