For there to be life, there must be death.
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“For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die;
our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.”
1 Corinthians 15:53 New Living Translation
We’re probably attracted to the purple flowers and not the brown ones in this picture, yet for purple flowers to abound brown ones must exist. There death is necessary for life to thrive.
Lately I’ve felt like the brown flowers in this picture. My back aches when I get up in the morning and when I go to bed at night. Shoveling snow takes twice as long as it used to. When I sit on the floor I’m not sure I’ll get off the floor.
Age happens. This fact is based on what we regularly observe. This aging process is a reminder of the reality of death. Death happens.
Yet, resurrection also happens. This fact is not based on what we see but on a promise. What is now decaying will rise from the dead.
In the end, life wins. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is our guarantee that we will live.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner