The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:5 NRSV)

A rancher out west left an unusual request with the funeral director when he made arrangements for his interment: "I want to be buried in my trusty old pick-up truck." The undertaker tried to talk him out of the bizarre request but to no avail. "It's like this," said the rancher. I ain't ever seen a hole that old truck couldn't get me out of."

We appreciate that farmer's sentiment. There is such a thing as putting too much faith in a truck, but life is so beautiful, so rich, so wonderful. We all want to live. And we can live always through our victory in Jesus Christ. As Paul said, "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." "For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality."


Lord Jesus, give me the fullness of life, as I walk more closely with you. In your name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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