Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. -James 1:12
This story captivated me a few months ago when I first saw it.
This is a man of God who persevered under one of the most severe physical trials one can undergo. This is a man whose hope remained in the One who took away the wrath he deserved and gave him the salvation he didn't deserve. And this is a man, John Spiro, who has now persevered to the point of meeting his Savior on Sunday. People like this leave me marveling at Jesus for the work He does. Blessed be our God who empowers saints like this who suffer well to show His glory.