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This has been a summer of funerals for me. Yesterday was the fifth funeral I either attended or was involved in. Of the five deceased, I was quite close to three of them. One was like a father. One was like a mother. The other was a dear friend and colleague. I will greatly miss all of them
Those of us who live under the reign of King Jesus look at death a little differently. While we deeply feel the loss of one who has passed on, we also celebrate their gain when they die in the Lord. Besides that, we also look forward with great anticipation to the glorious future we will all share in Christ. Therefore, in today’s post, I want to share a number of Scriptures that outline our hope in death and resurrection as God’s people.
No one wants to die. It is an experience we seek to avoid at all costs, yet this dark specter dogs our steps and haunts our nightmares from the day we are born. Stories have been told and movies have been made about the fabled fountain of youth that will enable one to live forever. The funny thing is, the key to immortality has been right in front of us all the time.
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Among all the enemies known to man, there are few, if any, hated or feared more than death. Death is that great unknown element that every man must face, and most would rather not think about. Death, however, seemed to pose no problem for the King.