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CHRISTIAN REMEMBER THIS
July 19, 2008, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Thriving Not Just Surviving!

THRIVING NOT JUST SURVIVING!

A series of reflections on living the Christian Life in a Time of Cultural Upheaval (a Culture of Life under attack by a culture of death which erodes traditional beliefs and values).

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“…for love is strong as death…” (Song of Solomon 8:6) Yes, “love is strong as death”, in fact stronger as has been demonstrated definitively.

For on one occasion Love was betrayed with a kiss, accused falsely, scourged and mocked, led by a tether like an animal, but Love endured and remained strong.

On that day, Love was beaten and knocked down, spit upon, stripped and humiliated, but Love endured and remained strong.

Love fell under a burdensome weight, more than once, Love even trembled as its trial drew more severe, but Love endured and remained strong.

Nails were driven through Love’s limbs and blood drained from Love’s numerous wounds. Then death set upon Love a kiss complete and final, Love succumbed for a time.

A spear was thrust in Love’s unfathomable Heart, to empty it further, of all Hope. Then Love’s shame was hidden within Life’s tomb of rock.

But Love endured, revived, and proved for all time, that Love is strong as death and stronger yet unto Life eternal.

One of Love’s greatest admirers cried it out for all ages to hear: “I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (I Cor 2:2).

George A. Peate, July 19, 2008


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