And He shall stand at last on the earth;
How my heart yearns within me!
Our hospital chaplain is a devout Christian and I asked her how she counselled people from other faith traditions in a time of need.
She replied, “Everyone is on a spiritual journey and I just meet them where they are.”
As I worked this Easter weekend I considered the words of Paul as he defended the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15: 42b-44, 54-57
Each broken and diseased body I saw today was a reminder of the effects of sin and death.
After the patients were assisted up for breakfast, each empty bed reminded me of the empty tomb and the promise of a new resurrected body.
May the God who gives salvation, peace, comfort and hope through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ bless you this Easter Sunday and for eternity.