Tuesday, January 11, 2005 AD Practicing What He Preached Jack Arnold, pastor emeritus of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oviedo, Fla., died while preaching this past Sunday. According to this article, his last words were, "And when I go to heaven...." A friend in the congregation noted that Pastor Arnold was preaching on the glory of dying in Christ. And then he died gloriously in Christ. Or, as this item from Third Millennium Ministries put it, "providentially" and "poetically."
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. There is grieving among his family and the congregation, to be sure, but also great rejoicing that a godly man was given such a beautiful transition to his reward.
By the way, this is Kolbi's church, for those who know her. I'm sure the congregation and the family would appreciate everyone's prayers at this bittersweet time.