Monday, April 27, 2015

Of Death and Sleep

Jill Carattini, managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries writes of how sleeping may well be a part of Christian discipleship in today's piece. She writes:

We are, likewise, bodies living within a culture generally terrified of aging, uncomfortable with death, and desperate for our accomplishments to distract us. The demands that our bodies make for sleep is a good reminder that we are mere creatures, that life is to be revered, and death will come.
This is indeed a sobering reminder, but it need not be only a dire reminder. For to admit there is no escaping the enemy of death is not to say we are left without an ally: “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, shall live." The one who made this claim made it knowing that death would come to all of us, but longing to show the world that it is an enemy he would defeat. Perhaps sleep, then, providing a striking image of finite bodies that will lie down and cease to be, can simultaneously provide us a rousing image of bodies that will rise again.

Today's A Slice of Infinity can be read in its entirety here.

Stand firm in Christ,

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