Wednesday, July 6, 2016

John 4:16-26

John 4:16-26
English Standard Version (ESV)

 It's been an interesting few days around here.  You may be wondering why this is going out in the afternoon.  Well, the router died this morning.  When I got home today, I discovered that the yellow jackets we tried to kill last night did not die.  I'll study these while waiting for the A/C repairman to come fix our dead unit.
  Life and death have always been a mystery to us.  We can understand why a router might die, and repairman exist to fix many mechanical things that do die.  What lies beyond our own life and through the veil of death, however, is beyond our capacity to know.  We can only have faith.
  For thousands of years, we wondered if death was final, or if the promised rest that existed beyond the grave was true.  When the Messiah came, he came to deliver us from death, and he demonstrated his power over death by dying and rising again.  He gave us knowledge that true and eternal life is possible through him, and so we follow.  The long awaited Messiah has come in the person of Jesus Christ, and so we worship, we follow, we serve, and we love because of all that he has done.  In Christ, we have new life, and we can start to revel in that gift now, because we have seen and heard and we do believe!

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