Friday, May 9, 2008

dying or falling asleep?

Steve's Dad is very ill. We spent a blessed time with him yesterday. He told me something remarkable:

When Jesus dies, the Bible calls it "dying."

When Christians die, the Bible calls it "falling asleep."

Jesus died so that death would be as sleep to us, the awakening to a brighter dawn.

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? 1 Cor. 15:55

2 comments:

Tash G said...

What a great encouragement coming from a man who trusts in Jesus.
Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this.