“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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They sleep, and in the morning they sprout like an herb. In the morning it blooms only to pass away; in the evening it is wilted and withered.
Sobering words in today’s psalm.
All the material things we yearn for will one day disintegrate – and so will we.
Just prior to this passage it reads: “You turn humanity back into dust” (Psalm 90:3).
Our days on the Earth are numbered.
We will one day wither like the morning blooms do in the evening.
If that was the end of it, life would seem pitiable indeed.
But we believe that life will go on – transformed.
Christianity proclaims that death did not mean the end for Jesus.
His followers experienced him again as the risen Christ.
Earlier, in what is known as the Transfiguration, Jesus was seen by a few apostles conversing with Moses and Elijah.
How could that be since those two prophets were long dead?
Life doesn’t end but is changed.
Near Death Experiencers are also testifying to this claim.
What we also have come to understand is that dying and rising is built into the way God’s creation continues.
All things seem to die and then are part of a transformation into something new.
This also happens on a smaller scale throughout each of our lives as we experience little deaths: you lose your job; you are stricken with an illness; your house burns down; your spouse leaves you.
But if you hang in there, if you go with the flow and have faith that something new is being birthed, you will experience new life.
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