A Florida grandmother, Emily Phillips wrote her own obituary for the Jacksonville Times-Union newspaper. Philips died the end of March. In her obituary, she wrote, “It pains me to admit it, but apparently I have passed away. I was born, I blinked, and it was over.” She was 69. Such is the brevity of life. The Psalmist asked the question, “What man can live and not see death?” The answer is that death comes to us all. Job seemed to have no illusions about death, but asked, ”If a man die shall he live again?” The answer is a resounding “Yes” which Job later answered himself, with the words, “I know that my Redeemer lives and He shall stand at last on the earth…and this I know, that in my flesh I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold and not another.” How can one have that assurance for the next life? Because Jesus promised, “I am the resurrection and the life. …And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” He died to pay the bill for our sins, and His resurrection is the receipt.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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