Death is Dead

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Over the past three years, I have had to watch a grandfather, an aunt, and a family friend succumb to the horrible disease called cancer.  Three people in three years.  That’s devastating.

It’s hard to look at the lean, haggard face of a cancer patient or listen to the mournful sobs of someone who has lost a best friend and say that death is powerless.

We are caught in a sort of limbo.  We know that God has defeated death and disease, but we still see the effects of them.  Our hope is in the promise that Christ will return to renew the world and death will give up its dead.  Cancer will be completely eradicated!  Not just the disease that has killed the ones I love, but everything that corrupts and destroys.  It will all be finished!

But is this hope only a fantasy that someone has invented?  Or is it a truth we can rely on?  You will have to decide what you believe.

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One Response to Death is Dead

  1. Yes. It is so hard to live in a world where death and suffering are very much alive. But our hope is in the next where they will be no more!

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