Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Free Gift
I am dealing today with decay of a tooth. A small thing in the midst of a friend dealing with the imminence of death of the earthly body.
We see transitions from birth to death in the seasons each year. Sometimes I will take a photo that is inclusive of life and death in the same space. The falling down shed in the midst of spring wildflowers made such an impression on my soul.
I know that I have freedom in Christ. Even on my last day I count it all as loss in comparison to the free gift of trading my earthly body that has failed for the one that will hold light and life eternally. There will be no rotten timbers or teeth, no sore joints or fallen anything (c; No hair loss or lost shingles. No termites, rashes, or weak bones. No glasses, failing eyes or failing memories. Amen! Rejoice!
The free gift of God is eternal life.