Comfort When We Face the End of Life
August 23, 2013 • Romans 8:31-39
Is there anything meaningful to say when life draws to a close? Or when people are persecuted perhaps for being Christians and when their lives are made a complete misery by the cruelty of this world, is there anything to say that won’t sound trite, namby-pamby? The Apostle Paul thought so. You wouldn’t know it from reading his words, but a lot of Paul’s New Testament letters were written from prison cells—cells Paul did not necessarily think he’d ever emerge from alive. And yet from that extreme edge of life when persecution was real and death seemed near, Paul wrote some soaring words, words that continue to give us comfort and hope.