Dec 06 – The Defeat of Death

An Alabama man, who buried his beloved wife in the front yard of their home, has been ordered to remove the body to a proper cemetery. “Our hearts go out to him” an official said, “but laws prohibit people from using their yards for burial within city limits.” Death comes to all. It is inevitable- dividing soul and spirit from the body and separating loved ones from each other. No matter how hard we try, we cannot conquer death. But there is One who has defeated death. I speak of Jesus, God’s Son. The author of Hebrews wrote, “…we see Jesus, …for the suffering of death…by the grace of God might taste death for everyone.” And Paul, acknowledging “the sting of death,” wrote, “…thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” So although we all must die, Jesus, in John’s gospel, explains- “I am the resurrection and the life.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell