Death Is Swallowed Up

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

– Charles Bukowski

Death may tremble to take you Charles, but Death won’t lay a finger on me. My death was swallowed up in the encompassing sacrifice of my God and King Jesus Christ. I stand with authority, fixated by God, with the confidence to mock death.

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 15:54-55

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