Sunday, June 14, 2015
life and death
life and death. these things are important, but not always in the way we think they are.
in the OT reading, a prophet is killed because he is lied to. seems pretty senseless. in the NT, Peter brings a woman back to life.
this seems like a terrible thing and a great thing. and in one sense they are. but the prophet came to an afterlife, and who knows what rewards he found there? clearly death is not final as far as God is concerned... just look at Tabitha.
but speaking of Tabitha, she did then die once again, eventually. and what reward did she find after her death? probably something like the prophet, i would guess.
but life and death are important for all of us watching, maybe even more than for the ones living and dying. because when we see the prophet's death, we learn obedience. when we see Tabitha brought back to life, we learn faith.
God, please teach me the true value of life and death.