Read 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” . . . But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 15:55, 57
In recent years, several family members have entered the fading years of life, and others have died. I can do little to aid them and nothing to prevent their death. I realize my powerlessness in the face of death and feel caught in the grip of weakness, unable to help those I love or even myself. In these times, I bear in mind that God did not design us for death but for life. Death stalks all of us, young or old, waiting to snatch away our final breath. But when death draws close to me and my family, I remember that this is not the end, that goodbye does not last forever, and that eyes that have closed will open again. I may be powerless to overcome death, but my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, has conquered death — and my hope is in him! Read more from Titus on The Upper Room blog today.
Thought for the Day: Because Christ lives, we also live; death is not the end.
Prayer: Almighty God, strengthen our faith so we can hold on to our hope in you even in the face of death. Embolden us to live today by your power that raised Jesus from the dead. Amen.
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