Good Morning July 7

This morning we are attending a memorial service for a man in our community. He died very suddenly last weekend from a heart attack. He was not a close friend, but someone we have known for many years. We are again confronted with the shortness and uncertainty of life. We all know death is real and will come to each of us. The Bible calls death an enemy. This doesn’t mean that we have to live in fear. We take reasonable precautions, but we do not have to seek every means to hold death off for as long as possible. Jesus said that life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Or, we might add, the latest pharmaceutical offering. The source of all life is in Jesus Christ. We rest and find our peace in Him. We share together and comfort one another in a time of loss. But above all we know that true life is far more than a beating heart. When the time come of us or someone close to step over the boundary we call death we rely on the life we have in Christ which has no end.