Friday, June 13, 2008


Death is beyond strange. It wishes to be quite imposing. Yet, Jesus came to free us from its wishful bossiness. Death serves mankind. Nothing arouses the tenderness of every heart like the harsh reality of death. The more brutal it presents itself, the tenderer and more compassionate the heart gets.

Tim Russert died today at age 58 of a sudden heart attack. Major networks have dropped Obama and McCain from the front burner. Death has sharpened their senses; has brought them to their senses. Barbara Walters said this makes one question how much importance truly is to be given to issues most believe to be the main thing....something to that effect.

Death brings out the best in the fractured relationships; even the worst of enemies. Death would like to ruin, but Jesus so ruined death that it cannot help but bow to the goodness of men and women. Death motivates goodness. It cannot help but salute when it intended to condemn. Because of Jesus, death lost its zest for its own life. It just can't cut it anymore.

Give us death....and God will raise up glory and wonder and awe in the center of its wishful stump. Jesus lives and death doesn't. It lost and can no longer hold its once boisterous claims of keeping its victims. Mankind? It is so done with death it simply uses it as a step in yet another improved direction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen, Amen & Amen. Thursday I had my heart re-started. I fine now, but your right. Facing death is healthy! Amen, Amen & Amen