Wednesday, April 21, 2010

hope.

As difficult as it is to deal with the death of someone we love, the Christian has this important consolation: Death is not the end. Death is only the beginning of real living! Because we see things with human eyes, it is easy to think we are bodies with souls within. But is it not better said that we are souls with bodies? In light of eternity, our life in this body is but a "vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

...Just a little while, and we will be with our Abba Father. What a precious time awaits!

"So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Corinthians 15:54-57)

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Just a sec to comment, but thanks for this lovely reminder!

Shelley said...

Sorry for the loss of your little friend...saying goodbye to a young one is so hard...blessings on her family and yours....your thoughts are wonderful...

Tori said...

Beautiful reminder Tammy. Souls with bodies, great thought!

Tammy said...

Such comforting words. Thankfully, as christians, we don't have to sorrow as those with no hope. I am so grateful for the Word of God that comforts us with "...to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord...". There are things that are hard to understand, but even in the darkest of days, He is our comfort and strength. We have praying for your family and the family who has suffered this great loss.

Betty Jo said...

it is such a comfort to know that they is someone there for you. thank you for this lovely reminder as Elizabeth puts it. I am sorry for the loss of you little friend, I will keep your family and the family of the child in prayer.