When We Send a Person to His Death

Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday. He was 33. He was a husband and father. The leaders of his home church have given me permission to respond to his death publicly and carefully. You can read the fuller story at World or in the mainstream media. ~ John Piper

The story of Ronnie Smith swept through the Christian blogging world like wild-fire.

And so it ought to have.

Any loss of life by a servant of the Gospel should awake us in the West from our comfort induced slumber.

Ronnie’s story has done that for me.

Then, on one hand – to ease the aching wound, yet on the other – to fan the flame within, I read John Piper’s response to this seeming tragedy.

I encourage you to read the post in it’s entirety here.

When We Send a Person to His Death – Desiring God.

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