John Piper’s father died yesterday morning. Here is a tribute that Pastor John wrote in his diary shortly after his death. Ecclesiastes 7:2 says,
Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to heart.
Death brings eternity close and focuses the mind on eternal realities. John Piper’s words about his father and his resolve to serve his father’s God is an encouragement to dads and moms everywhere so to live that we might influence our sons and daughters to love the Savior more than life and be willing to live and die to make Him known.