Surprises Ahead

 

 

I borrowed this from Jerry Kieschnick, who got it from someone else who likely got it from someone else.

  1. Death is the number one killer in the world.
  2. Life is sexually transmitted.
  3. Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
  4. Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
  5. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
  6. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
  7. In the 60s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
  8. Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last that long.

Within the humor lies one basic truth. We are mortal, finite human beings. Our human life has a beginning and an ending.

King David says it like this: “We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.” 1 Chron. 29:15

However, at the death of his close friend Lazarus, Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies. And whoever who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

How can someone die and yet never die? That’s the mystery of death and the promise of eternal life through faith in Christ.  That leads us to the mystery of Rev. 21:1,” Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth.”

We’ve only just begun when we are finished here.  Boundless surprises ahead.

 

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