Thursday, November 30, 2006

There is more

"If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied."
--1 Corinthians 15:19
It is really incredible to deeply consider paul's words here. For Christians, our hope really is all about eternity. without eternal reward, Christianity is pointless. As Americans, however, we focus so much on living for the now and we enjoy such freedom to worship that we've lost that sense of living for eternity. Martyrs the world over have understood what Paul meant. It is a worthy cause to die for Christ because the treasure for Christ's children is fournd in him, not in our own posessions or worldly ambitions. If he was merely a good man, we are to be most pitied. However, because he was more than a man, because he did rise from the dead, we can rejoice in his resurrection knowing that we will be joined to him in resurrection.

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