Readings for March 2nd

“What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable…it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.” From commentary by Martin Luther on 1 Thessalonians.

Life is so short and that must have bothered Jesus. Everywhere he saw the effects of sin and living in this time of the world’s history he would have seen some of the shortest lifespans. That would have been an indication of how far we had fallen from God’s intention of living forever. In times of personal thoughtfulness I see life passing by very quickly, calendar flipping, children growing, parents aging, there is no slowing life down. Just the very fact that hate that, that we want to be forever young, that we despise the aches that come with years reflects the deep recognition that something has gone wrong and that this quickly failing life dimly shadows the life that God intended for us. Thessalonians calls me back to hopefulness in what will come, when true life is restored.

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