Harold Wik died last week. Although few outside his family and former colleagues will notice, he lived a remarkable life of missionary service that started in Shanghai in 1946 and continued in SouthEast Asia until 1982. Last June 22nd, on his 95th birthday, he wrote:

The most important single fact about me is that I am a Christian. I am so glad that God did not overlook me in God’s masterpiece plan of salvation… God’s Holy Spirit bears witness with my spirit that I am a child of God… I am a resident in the state of Pennsylvania in the USA, but my spiritual citizenship is in heaven.

Thank God for humble servants like Harold Wik who have gone before and for those who serve today to bring the message of enduring peace to people burdened with various troubles. Although the world gives them little notice and often despises them, heaven celebrates them.