Avery Willis announced that he has a rare form of leukemia and the prognosis isn’t good. You can read more about the situation here. What I found to be inspiring about this story was his outlook. On his Twitter page, he announced:
Doctor diagnosed me as having a rare form of leukemia. Prognosis is not good for earth but for heaven in a few months. Thanks 4 UR prayer.
I found his heavenly-minded outlook on such a devastating situation incredibly inspiring. He, like Paul, understand that life here can’t compare to an eternity with our Lord:
…we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. (2 Corinthians 5:8-9, emphasis mine)
I think when we long to be with God in that way, we’ve truly started to understand the love of the Father.