I received the first proof for my book last week. I was going through it today and I’m not sure how I felt when I saw Dr. Myles Monroe’s name on my acknowledgement list. I have been privileged to sit under his teachings a number of times, and I have always left his presence reeling from all the truth he taught, blessed and encouraged to be better. I woke up yesterday morning with a silent scream when the death of Dr. Myles, his wife Ruth was broken. (Thankfully, the report about his daughter has been clarified)
His testimony of where God brought him from, to where I’ve seen God place him at is a glimpse of the awesomeness of God, the one who takes nothing, and makes something spectacular out of it.
Myles Monroe affected the world he came across with, and the world that came across him. His books and sermons outlive him to the generations to come. His love for his wife Ruth, was so obvious from the way he always spoke about her, and as cruel as this may sound, I’m glad they were together to the end… I can’t imagine what his son Chairo and daughter Charisa would be feeling, losing both parents. I can’t imagine the pain of the families of those who lost their lives in that crash...
But I can imagine an inch of the joy of the afterlife, for to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21) for every believer…
He left the world poured out… a vessel used by God to water the lives of those who came across him.
I don’t want to leave this world without planting my purpose on the earth, and watering and nurturing it to a point where it outlives me, and remains as a blessing to my children, and their children and the generations to come like Dr. Myles Monroe.
And as he quoted… “Death is just a doorway to take me to my Faithful Lover…” I’m sure he’s having a glorious blast right now.