Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Hope of our Resurrection

Why is death so painful? Certainly, we as Christians, have that sure hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ. So why is it then that upon hearing of the death of one of my favorite professors, Rev. Dr. Deomar Roos, that I was so sad? Paul says in I Thessalonians, “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.” Yes, we do have hope in the resurrection and glorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but we still can mourn the loss of one who is dear to us. The truth about death is that is plain sucks! Death is the result of a fallen world and the consequence of sin in that world. Jesus tells us “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.” Lord, by Your sacrifice and full atonement of all the sins of the world, You have turned our sorrow into joy. We may weep and lament the loss of one so great as Brother Deomar, but You have taken away the sting of death and given us the peace that surpasses all human understanding.

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