September 12, 2019

The Reality of Mortality

“But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.” – Romans 8:10 Do you remember the time you first realized you are mortal? It’s interesting how children have no concept of death or mortality until some circumstance in their world forces them to deal with it. For me, it was when we were in Oklahoma for a family reunion when I was a kid. During this visit, I grew especially fond of my great-grandpa Durham, who was a Nazarene minister and an all-around wonderful man. We lived in California at the time, and when we went to leave, my mom told me to be sure and say goodbye to Grandpa because he was in his 90’s and we wouldn’t be back there for years, so I might not see him again. Just then, the

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