A Death without Dying

Many mysteries doth life bring to us. Why so? We are not all-knowing, in fact, on the extreme side of finite do we face the simple day. Quickly we learn some routines — get out of bed, wash our face, prepare a small breakfast, get in the car, etc. Sometimes...

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Going On

Dad was first to go in our family. A shocking heart attack and he was gone. Just 60, Dad was pressured with life, and working hard to provide for all of us, could not find enough relief. He suffered only a few days of abject pain, then went. Dad was...

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Depression

Elijah “came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die.” Also, Job spoke, “Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.” And “Jacob awaked out of his sleep,...

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Jesus and the Sting of Death

Death hit Jesus hard. He felt the depth of its sting even before reaching the Cross. And John 11 reveals to us just how this enemy of enemies affected the Savior. This chapter is, for any who has read through the Bible, one of those big headline chapters in the...

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The Conquest of the Depths of Death

Jesus came and got to the root of things. He went low, when everyone’s expectation focused on highness. He made Himself at home among the lesser ones, with the least, the little ones, the lost, the confused, the guilt-ridden outcasts of society. There was a battle to be fought and...

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The Ferry Boat over the Jordan

Some have written about trains and boats and long journeys; T. DeWitt Talmage illustrates the crossing from earth to heaven too. His tale is called, “The ferry boat over the Jordan.” Talmage’s allegory details it, but I must quote the main points only. He begins: “Every day I find people...

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