Saturday, March 26, 2016

Alive

I'm jumping in to Five Minute Friday again, even though it's already Saturday... This week's theme is "alive." Check out the community of bloggers and the guidelines here.

The italicized portions were written after the five minutes.
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Having just read a blog post on the how and whys of cryonics, the practice of preserving one's body after "death" for resuscitation later, when science has advanced far enough to allow such a thing, "alive" seems to be more of a liquid state than before. If organs can be saved and used later, why not a being? Will scientists manage to bring the dead back to life, and if they do, will the soul join it? Is cryonics just its own religion, where future man is worshiped as the giver of hope?

Maybe science will be able to restore these people to active life. Maybe. But what to kind of world will those hopefuls awake? There will still be wars, financial problems, corruption, greed, and sadness. They will eventually still face some kind of death from which they cannot return.

After that, regardless of how many hundreds of years they live, the years will be nothing, not even a blip on the screen of eternity, where their souls will either be sentenced to hell or welcomed to heaven.

Whatever science does manage to accomplish, this world will not turn into heaven at any hands other than the hands that created it. Death will succumb permanently to Jesus and Jesus alone.

How shallow the hope that is limited to this life.


God says he has death in his hands. He says he's the one who will conquer it. He has certainly conquered it before, and he's promised eternal life to his followers.

I will tell you this. Today, I feel a little like a vitrified person. I feel as though I am in a dormant state, waiting for a refreshing breath of life.

Christ is that restorer of souls.

He does that for his people every day, every time they turn to him. It is beyond science. For death and hurt and sadness and fear to pass away from our lives today and from our futures, we need salvation by the One who can make good on his promises.

The One who conquered the grave. 

This is why we celebrate Easter. 

This is how we obtain hope that never dies.





2 comments:

  1. Beautiful. One of my fave quotes is "Easter says you can put death in the grave, but it won't stay there!"--Clarence W. Hall.
    I'm in the #5 spot this week.

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    1. Thanks, Tara! That's a great quote. I'll make it over to your blog, too, but it might take me a day or two because of the holiday. In the meantime, I hope you have a great Easter!

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