This past weekend we spent preparing for a funeral for one of our church family. It seems no matter how long I am in the ministry, I never get used to them. I wonder if this isn't God's plan all along? We know that death is a part of life. It is something that sooner or latter touches everyone, whether it be a friend acquaintance or family member. But I somehow don't think God wishes us to accept death as a status quo option.
There's a song which has the words "I don't want to go through the motions, I don't want to go one more day, Without Your all consuming passion inside of me, I don't want to spend my whole life asking, What if I had given everything, Instead of going through the motions"? by Matthew West.
By His grace we can live a life that leaves a cross shaped mark on the world. Our lives don't have to be lived in quite desperation asking what else is there? Rebel against death by asking for His life and giving Him ours! He said He would by His Grace!