I love this story told by Corrie Ten Boom:
I burst into tears, “I need you!” I sobbed. “You can’t die! You can’t!”
“Corrie,” he began gently. “When you and I go to Amsterdam, when do I give you your ticket?”
“Why, just before we get on the train.”
“Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things, too. Don’t run out ahead of him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need – just in time.”
– Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
Click here to watch a video of a 24-year old man who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He explains how he rests on the sustaining grace of God as he prepares to die.