The Big Picture

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. -Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)

Ever wonder why people have such a hard time with death? Perhaps with animals not so much (you would have to ask them). As the pastor of my church put it once, it is because man was not originally designed to die as we do now. Death entered the world through sin, which began a long time ago in the Garden of Eden (Romans 5:12). To the unbeliever it may sound like a fantastic story, but in my heart and that of every brother and sister in Christ I know, it is not. Of course, as Christians we have a hope. There is a way out of this mess and back to our heavenly Father. I’ll give you a one word hint: Jesus.

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! -Romans 5:17 (NIV)

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