Posted by: SandreS | January 8, 2009

Beginning Another Year

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Here we are at the beginning of another year. Time seems to move so quickly. We are reminded that our lives are indeed like a vapor,  that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away” (James 4:14).

What we live now is just the vapor-life. But thanks to our Father we have the hope (confident expectation!) of permanentlife in the resurrection.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory” (I Corinthians 15:53-54).

I have these words framed on the wall in my office:

     The body of B. Franklin, Printer.
Like the Cover of an Old Book,
Its Contents torn Out,
And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies Here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be Lost;
For it will Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition

Revised and Corrected By the Author.

(The Self-Epitaph of Young Benjamin Franklin, Age 22)

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Windber, PA

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