The School Bus

1 Corinthians 15:53-55In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true: Death swallowed by triumphant Life! Who got the last word, oh Death (MSG).

He didn’t have temper tantrums. Screaming and yelling were unknown to him. He was a mild-mannered little boy. Yet there in the middle of the mall, he threw himself to the floor, flailed his arms and legs and screamed, “I will not go to school. I will not go to school.”

He sobbed, “Please don’t send me away!”

In his five years, Daniel had seen many children climb onto school buses, but he hadn‘t seen any return. He was convinced that those orange vehicles swept children into some unknown space, never to come home again!

So it is with death. We only see the leaving. We must lean on God’s promises for the rest.

 Philippians 1:21For me to live is Christ and to die is gain (NASB).

2 Corinthians 5:8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord (KJV).

Prayer: O Dearest Father, thanks for telling us the truth about death. Help us to meet it with joyous expectation as the final journey unto you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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