Special Tuesday Throwback Tune

Too many (in my count) friends have died over the last few weeks.

Covid, sudden, miscarriage, etc.

First Corinthians 15.55:

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

The death of Christians causes us to grieve, but not as those without hope grieve. Though our minds know our loved one is with Jesus; our heart is crushed.

I don’t know, nor need to know, the process of a Christian’s death…I’ll experience it soon enough. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord” (2 Cor 5.8) is good and clear enough for me.

How that transition happens; what, exactly, is it to be present with the Lord is beyond my understanding.

But I try not to let what I don’t know mess up what I do know.

A friend passed away from COVID this afternoon. While praying for his widow and other family I remembered today is also his physical birthday. The Puritan Alexander Grosse wrote,

“For the day of death to the body is, as one saith, the birthday of eternity to the soul.”

For the believer death has no victory, and the sting of death, though painful, is countered by “blessed assurance.”

Usually on Tuesdays I post a “Throwback Tune.”

Only this seems appropriate today:

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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