When you see your father get promoted to heaven it makes you realize a few things.  One is that my dad was only 24 years older than me and he lived to be 89 years.  You immediately realize is that you and your generation are next in line for that promotion (or demotion depending on whom you are trusting)!

In other words I can see the finish line very clearly now and that view has definitely made me want to finish the race with a greater determination to win as many souls for Christ as the Lord gives me strength.  After all, the only thing that we can take to heaven with us is the souls of men, everything else that we so greatly value in this life we must leave behind.  So, pray that I won’t lose focus on my purpose and mission!