This Temporary Tomb

A hundred years ago today people all around the world were celebrating the fact that the most destructive war mankind had yet known had just ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. So much death, so much destruction - and little did the world know that worse was yet to come, with the influenza epidemic wiping out magnitudes more than war did, and then the scourge of Fascism, the Nazis, holocaust, and WWII.

Death has been swallowed up in victory.
— I Cor. 15:54

These historical events are stark reminders we live in a sinful, fallen world that longs for renewal. That, of course, is one of the central themes of the gospel, and it’s the message in my devotional for this Monday from Max Lucado. We’re reminded by Max of this great truth: This is God’s promise. He will reclaim his creation. He is a God of restoration, not destruction. He is a God of renewal, redemption, regeneration, resurrection. God loves to redo and restore.

Sin destroys, but Christ makes all things new - and THAT gives us hope!