Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach


Death

A friend’s grandpa passed away this week. I hate death and the heart-wrenching loss attached with it. This week I was reminded  of the passage of Scripture that encouraged me when my Grandpa Wilhite died. I Cor. 15 is full of rich truths about resurrection. I’d like to share verse 42-49 here:

So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.

The sorrow attached with death reminds me of the resurrection and hope for the future with Christ. No more death, no more tears, no more SIN. We will be with HIm and we will be like Him for we shall see him as he is. Can you imagine? Do you hope for that like you should? I typically don’t, until I experience the sorrow of someone’s death. What an amazing truth to be reminded of!

This passage reminds me that it is not death to die. Sovereign Grace has an awesome song with that title. Click here to see the lyrics.

While recently remembering my Grandpa, I found this video. My grandpa was a conservative GARB pastor with a great sense of humor.

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