We will one day trade in our
tent for a building not made by hands.
Think about the difference
between a tent and a building. Tents are temporary and flimsy, easily torn, and
meant to be replaced. A building is strong, built on a foundation, and not
easily moved. Someday, we will give up our tent and replace it with a building
made by God himself. That one fact tells us something important about death. It
is from God. It is not made with hands, it is eternal, and it is heavenly, not
earthly. But, thank God, it’s not the last word. If you have a loved one who
died in Christ, you will see them again. I want you to know that God is not
finished. Death will not have the last word, for Jesus has conquered the grave.
Because he rose, we, too, shall rise. From faith, we take courage to live for
Christ with reckless abandon, because death is not the end of our story. So,
shine your light and let the whole world see we have a risen King.