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Series: Bible "Though's" That Always Have A "Yet"
There was a fellow walking home late one night and took a shortcut through the cemetery. It was a pitch black dark night and He fell into a grave that had been dug earlier in the day. He tried and tried to get out, but to no avail. In frustration he finally sat down in a corner to wait the night out and be rescued in the next day. A little later, another fellow walking through the cemetery fell into the same grave. He started trying to get out as the first. He tried and tried to get out. All the time the first fellow sat quietly in corner watching. Finally he spoke up and said, "Hey, bud, there's no use trying. You'll never get out." But he did!
One of the great truths of the Bible that pertains to the future is the resurrection of the believer. I think of Paul's glorious words in 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Several years ago when my family and I visited Philadelphia we toured Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. We saw the Liberty Bell, and all the sights so cherished in our nation's history. To a history buff, it is an exciting place to visit. However, of all I saw, that which excited me the most was the epitaph on the grave of Benjamin Franklin, located just in sight of Independence Hall. It was written by Fran ...
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