Michael Nyenhuis posted an entry on his “Neglected no More” blog about a colleague who died from a heart attack while serving as a nurse to the victims of the Haiti earthquake. His name was Matt Bouthillier, and he was a volunteer for Medical Teams International.
As a volunteer, he did not have to be there. He was not paid to do it. He left comfort and familiar surroundings to serve God by helping people in need.
There are no words I can say to comfort his family and friends, that comfort can come from God only. The thought I can not get out of my head though is that I would so like to have my own death follow Matt’s example. To die while earnestly serving God. Straight from service into eternal fellowship.
God grant me that.
Rest in awesome peace Matt.