The Impossibility of Scripting Life
Boxing imitates life (or death).
That great scholar Iron Mike Tyson completely and unwittingly summarised death's experience well when he reflected:
everybody got plans until they get hit.
To those left behind, to those who have lost loved ones, death delivers life's hardest knockout punch of all. It rips plans asunder and proves the impossibility of scripting life.
A colleague once explained Tyson's wisdom -
people aren't built for endings, it just clashes with their spirit.
Mankind was not designed for endings. This world was not created to be apart from God and neither were you.
Daily from each and every news report, the reality of death forces us to confront that which is by our God-formed nature foreign to us. Little surprise then that it is so incredibly painful.
Of all the paradox's flowing through this cosmos death is the most inescapable for:
it is the common denominator to all life.
But while no man knows their day or their hour, Jesus has rewritten the script for His believers. His Calvary death defeats our eternal death, death is now lost to His resurrection victory.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.' (1 Corinthians 15:54)
Today's Soul Snippet:
God's fabric is love, but His foundation is righteousness.
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