Tag: death

Witness Well

How are you going to be remembered after you die?

A large wrought iron gate guards the blacktop lane that traverses through a vast well-manicured lawn. Inside, large granite tombstones and small white monuments give notice to the lives of men and women who accumulated wealth and success during their mortal life on earth. They stones stood out to continued to resonate their status after …

Who will remember your story?

In this span of life, no matter how short or long it may be, the answer to what we think our purpose in life will be determined whether we are conscious about it or not. Physical death marks an ending. What will be your beginning?

Why didn’t God answer my prayer and save my wife from cancer?

 The heartbreaks of life cause us to ask the deepest of questions. A young man is sitting across from me with pain etched deeply in his face.  Only a few weeks ago he stood by an open grave with three young children watching the casket being lowered in to the ground.  The stillness.  The pain.  …

A peace surrounding death of a loved one

A friend from church recently died after a short bout with bone cancer. In her last weeks, she put together her own thoughts and her own funeral service of what it means to be in Christ to that point of death. Her thoughts focused on her 100% assurance that she will be with Christ forever …

Why did Jesus have to die for us?

I am not able to adequately explain how Jesus is both God and man to satisfy human reason, nor convince scientifically how His death pardons me. However, in this one act, God redeemed the whole world. God, the perfect Judge, passed out a sentence for all of man’s crimes (sins). Jesus, by being sinless and entirely innocent, satisfied …

How come God didn’t listen to my prayers and spare a loved one?

Life has a way of hurling a stone and shattering the window into our soul. The wrenching pain of an exposed heart can cripple us emotionally, physically, and even spiritually. The tragedies of life have caused many to turn away from God. Many people of asked, “How can I loving God allow this to happen? Where can a …