Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hope Beyond the Grave

"When he was in his final illness, D. L. Moody made this statement: 'Soon you will read in the newspapers that Moody s dead. Don’t you believe it, for I shall be more alive than I am now.' More alive than now is what we celebrate in a Christian funeral."
– Joseph Bayly, The Last Thing We Talk About, 99.

But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
-1 Corinthians 15:54-57

What a hope we have in our living Savior who conquered death and one day we will rejoice when we are finally in His presence!

1 comment:

mel winstead said...

D.K., that's a great, refreshing point. I think it should help us keep our "eyes on the prize."