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The Day Death Thought He Won

The Day Death Thought He Won
Life can be so good.  When I see my son play, when I see my wife smile, when I have a good belly laugh, I am reminded how good life can be.  But even in the happiest times, there is always a shadow.  For life does not last.  No matter how full, how happy, how healthy, how long life may be, death always finds us.  He finds everything.  He claims everything.  Trees die, flowers die, animals die, we die. And how we hate him.  We avoid him, ignore him, fight him, run from him, fear him, hate him, and yet death always wins.  He is relentless.  He haunts us, follows us, seeks us, finds us, and claims us.  Paul says it well in Romans.  All have sinned, and so all are cursed by sin, and sin spreads, and sin invites death.  For the wages of sin is death.  Death never fails to exact what is due him.  Romans 5:14 says that death reigns.  And though we do not know it yet, we are already dead.  For as death separates our souls from our body in the end, as death separat…