This is Piper at his best, and why I so appreciate his ministry. I can’t help but think of D.L. Moody who said, “The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully consecrated to Him.” To be really transparent, when I think of martyrdom at my age I think “what a waste.” I think it’s humbling to remember that God is not short on resources to accomplish his will. He’s developing men who’ve surrendurred to it.
Have a listen: Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain