I read a story about Norma and Gordon Yeager of Iowa who had been married for 72 years and died holding hands. Mr. Yeager was pronounced dead at 3:38 in the afternoon, yet his heart monitor continued beeping. The nurse looked and saw the couples’ hands still clasped. Mrs. Yeager’s heart was beating through him, and the heart monitor was picking it up. She died an hour later. They were buried in the same coffin.
As Christians, Christ’s heart beats through us. Christ’s word is on our lips. Christ’s ministry is through our hands.
I want to die holding hands.