“Look,” Stephen said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:56).
Immediately after this great vision of his Saviour, Stephen prayed two prayers
- “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit” (Acts 7:59);
- “Lord, do not hold this sin against them” (Acts 7:60).
Stephen’s death wasn’t a sad exit from this world. It was a triumphant entry into God’s eternal Kingdom.
Through faith in Christ, we can die triumphantly.