Friday, August 8, 2008

From Daily Light, for August 11th &12th:

That through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death.
– Our Saviour Christ Jesus...abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. – He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. – When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death, where is your sting?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of death is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion."Fear not...declares the LORD, for I am with you...Of you I will not make full end. I will discipline you in just measure."
"For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer..."For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. "O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony,k and lay your foundations with sapphires." – We who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

HEB.2:14; 2 TIM. 1:10; ISA.25:8; I COR. 15:54-57; PS. 23:4; LAM. 3:31,32; JER. 46:28; ISA. 54:7-10; I THESS. 4:17,18.


e&e said...

Amen! He reigns.

Oh how I ache for that glorious day...

melissa said...


How can I thank you enough for your love and care for Matthias? Your tears for him are a balm to my soul. Thank you, dear friend.

kelly said...

Oh wow, I have this same picture up on a post on my blog.

Praying for comfort for you in your grief and longing.