The Beginning of Brilliance
My wife’s father died at home on the very farm he was born. A half mile down the wooded road is a very small cemetery that had not been used for over 50 years. When we called the county records office they told us there was no map of the cemetery so we could dig anywhere we chose. If we stuck something, refill and move to another location. We carried him from the house, down the road and placed him under an old pine. Years later we placed my wife’s mom’s coffin right up against his. When his daughter and I were dating he taught me that a gentleman always walked between his sweetie and the road. Therefore, we made sure we placed her with him protecting her from the road. I’m anxious to talk with him because I am sure he will notice on resurrection morning that I remembered my lesson. I’m sure I will get a big thank you.
There will be so much to talk about on resurrection morning. I Corinthians 15 is one of the most exciting chapters in the Bible. For 58 verses Paul gives us the most information we will ever find anywhere regarding the joy of living again. He tells us it will all happen in a moment; in the twinkling of an eye. We fall asleep in Jesus and awaken to life evermore with all of our corruption gone. I’m sure you have friends, family, parents, grandparents, in-laws in my case, and children to tell all about what happened after they fell asleep. This will not be like wakening from a medical procedure. That has moments of trying to clear one’s head. This is instant clarity. This is the beginning of brilliance.