It’s Worse than We Thought

‘ The Problem’ turns out to be a lot worse than we thought.

There is actually not one wit of hope. With all of our reason, with all of our know- how, with all of our striving, with all of our good will… there is no overcoming it.

“But we are making advances!” “But we now have one that is a little bit smarter than the rest!” But we are now a little more caring!”  “But we…”

But we…will all die, anyway.

There is no way out other than the grave. There is no outsmarting it. There is no outlasting it. Death will have us in the end, as it always does. We will die. I will die. You will die.

End of story… right?

Wrong.

That is not the end of the story. For there is Someone that absolutely loves to pull people out of the grave and breathe life back into them! Not just any ol’ life…but His Life…a life without end! A life that death can never conquer! A life that is guarnteed to be far better than anything we could ever imagine and it will never, never ever end!

Christ Jesus will wipe away all our tears. Christ Jesus is not content to have you get sick and die and stay dead. Christ Jesus is the One who will put an end to your suffering. He has conquered your sin. He has conquered the devil. And He has conquered your death. There will be no grave deep enough, or strong enough to hold us.

After all the pain, after all the suffering, after all the unrealized dreams and broken promises…this is our future…life in the One who will give us His very life!

All of this, every bit of it, He gave to you in your baptism.

It’s better than you thought!

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7 Responses

  1. All this time and I did not realize you had a BLOG here. I added you to my BLOG roll so you may get some hits from me

  2. Thanks Jon.

    I’ll do the same with your blog.

  3. Thanks Jon!

    I’ll read it when I get home. Off to do some errands.

    Ciao!

  4. Nice post. I am reminded of Paul’s statement about Christ’s resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:32 “If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

    What a wonderful peace that Christians do not have to fear death.

  5. By the way I will add you to my blogroll.

  6. Craig,

    Thanks Craig. I like your blog (going to do more perusing soon) and I’ll lnk to it on ‘the old Adam’.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    – Steve

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