In the very recent past, the Friendship Church family has experienced the reality of death in a very personal way. Death, of whom the Bible declares is “the last enemy that shall be destroyed.”
Dear Ones, it is comforting to know that Christ will reign until He has put all enemies under His feet. We then can join the Apostle Paul in declaring: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38, 39)
God loves us with an everlasting love, as evidenced by how He will take a perishable, dishonorable, weak (and sinful) body – “a natural body” characterized by sin – and in the resurrection make it an imperishable, glorious, powerful body, fit to live eternally with Him. The reality is, in the midst of life, there is death. Therefore, “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)
God! The source of our comfort, provides comfort for us that we may comfort others who are in trouble.
Be blessed as we follow Him.
Pastor J. Amos Jones