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CLARITY – 4-6-19 Not the End

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-6-19

Not the End

What’s Happening: “Hundreds gathered at the funeral of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, the college student who mistakenly took a Uber ride with a killer. ‘The sadness that is being suffered will never end. It may wane in the future, but it will always leave a hole in the hearts of her fun-loving, generous kind parents and sister. Today they don’t know and can’t contemplate how they will think of a future,’ Seth Josephson, the victim’s cousin penned. (https://www.yahoo.com/news/hundreds-gather-funeral-samantha-josephson-184512141.html) From the article: ‘The Josephson family thanked authorities in South Carolina for their work to arrest the driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland, who was charged with murder and kidnapping.’”

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What a tragedy! Her parents must be inconsolable!”

Biblical Response:  “I agree with the tragedy part…as far as being inconsolable…well, that depends on your belief system. Like a preacher once said: “I have good news and bad news. First, the good news. When you die, you get a brand new body. It can never be killed; it can experience all the five senses to their maximum degree; it can never be killed. Now, the bad news. When you die, you get a brand new body. It can never be killed; it can experience all the five senses to their maximum degree; it can never be killed. You may think that sounds just like the bad news. I guess it depends on where you spend eternity.’ (Rev. 21:1-8)”

“Christians? Oh we experience grief, too…but it’s from missing our ‘gone on’ loved ones, not from not knowing what happens next. (1 Thess. 4:13-18) We are not ‘inconsolable.’”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us be understanding of those who have no hope and offer them the peace that can be theirs when they believe the truth; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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