As close up witnesses of Jordan’s short life, we can testify, along with others, that he fought the good fight. He finished the race. He kept the course. And a crown awaited him at his entrance to heaven - a year ago today.
So often I have wondered what his first tastes, sights and sounds of this new and eternal life were.
This weekend I was reading the verse about laying up treasure in heaven. Kim reminded me of the time in 2011 when Jordan emptied his bank account of $400 to give it to a micro-enterprise missions agency in Uganda. That was a big deal because Jordan was a saver and usually spent his money with serious deliberation. His words were, "They need it more than I do."
This came a year after the father/son trip to India and Uganda. As our sons entered the teen years, Kim took them on a trip to a third world country to provide a perspective outside themselves in order to break their heart for the poor and mitigate the self-centred obsession we can so easily fall into in North America.
Even at the age of 13, he was laying up treasure. We intend to do the same.
Raise a glass with us and share with us this toast: To the King and the Kingdom - which Jordan now knows better than all of us.
|Jordan in Uganda|