Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Vast Hospital of Anguish

Everywhere we see the suffering of sick beds, the agony of bereavement,  the sudden close of lives of promise,  human ties formed only to be sundered,  births superseded by deaths,  marriage chimes followed by the funeral bell.

Yes, say as we will; this world, while a home of beauty, the vestibule of heaven; may be described, with equal truth, as a vast hospital of anguish; a cemetery and receptacle for the dead!

[Jon MacDuff]

2 Corinthians 5:4 ... For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

Job 1:21 ... And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

Philippians 3:21 ... Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.❤