This photograph is by Liz Burnell.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gathering in Christ
And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “LORD Jesus, receive my spirit.”
The Bible reveals that death is inevitable -- “and thus death spread to all men…. It is appointed for men to die once [and then the judgement].” Repeat that over to yourself. It is appointed to every one of us that we are going to cease to be as we are now, and that the place that knows us now shall know us no more. We may shirk it; we may ignore it; we may be so full of robust health and spirits that the thought of death never enters, but it is inevitable… The spirit of man goes straight back to God who made it -- it is never absorbed into God.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 177 (6/26)
From The Shade of His Hand