The End, Yet the Beginning
In the Word
“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:25
Of the Word
Whose voice became famous for saying, “That’s all, folks!”?
Mel Blanc became so famous for saying those words at the end of Porky Pig cartoons that he even had them inscribed on his tombstone. How sad it would be if “That’s all, folks!” were true at life’s end. How wonderful it is to know that life’s end is just the beginning of our eternal life!
Cartoons are fun fiction. They can be trusted to entertain us, but nothing more. The Bible is God’s certain Word. It can be trusted to be totally true. By faith we can join Job in saying, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes — I, and not another” (Job 19:25–27a).
That is not a cute phrase written on a tombstone somewhere. It is the promise of the living Rock Himself. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer … (Psalm 18:2a).
Walking with my Lord
Thank You, God, that You have assured me that life on earth isn’t all there is. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, I look forward to eternity with You. In His name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Simple Trust. Elaine Bickel, author. 5/29 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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