Tuesday, June 10, 2014
death as gospel?
We were at a country cemetery this past weekend where we saw the grave of my 95 year-old mother-in-law's grandfather! He died in 1879. (My mother-in-law, by the way, is hale and hearty)
It got me thinking: Since one way of thinking about Law/Gospel is that the Law always lifts up our vulnerability, and the Gospel always speaks about God's response to our vulnerability, is it possible that death could be (at some point in life) a gospel word? I'm thinking about people who have lived a long, long time and are ready for the Lord to take them. Is death good news for them? Something to ponder...