Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hope Beyond This Life

A tumble early Sunday morning led to a large goose egg on the head and an ER trip for my mom. The ER trip led to a short hospital stay for observation, the stay led to various routine tests, and a routine MRI this morning revealed that the cancer my mom has been battling all year has made it's way into her brain. We meet with her radiation oncologist this week to see if there are any remaining treatment options available. Feeling especially thankful today we have hope beyond this life...

"If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive... For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

'Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?'

-- 1 Corinthians 15: 19-22, 53-55 ESV


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