IN­SIDE: Spe­cial Easter Church Ser­vices Fea­ture

Chinchilla News - - FRONT PAGE - — Bap­tist Church

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.

PHOTO: FRANCESCO CURA

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