INSIDE: Special Easter Church Services Feature
WHEN we go into a cemetery the headstones testify of lives passed. They summarise how loved ones feel about the now absent one or how that person felt about life.
Some can be profound; some tender, a few philosophical, and even the odd humorous one.
One headstone reads: “Beneath this stone, a lump of clay lies Arabella Young who on the 21st of May began to hold her tongue.”
Another says: “I told you I was sick!”
All humans eventually face death.
It is inevitable.
But once death comes, our paths divide.
Since the beginning of time, death has been a mystery.
Job asked “If a man dies, shall he live again?”
Job knew his ultimate destiny remained secure in God’s plan, yet he still had questions. And so do we.
Death shakes all of us when it comes.
Martha and Mary – and even Jesus – grieved over Lazarus’ death.
Even though Martha believed in a future resurrection, the finality of her brother’s death overwhelmed her.