It’s been a notable week for news and it’s not over yet, what with the prospect of a meeting between the leaders of the USA and North Korea, the mounting tension between the UK and Russia, and, in the past few days, the passing away of the much loved and respected physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking.
Newspapers often prepare celebrity obituaries well in advance of someone’s death so that they can provide in-depth coverage of the deceased’s life. Such was the case with Stephen Hawking. Most papers had 2 to 3 pages of text with good photos to accompany. That so much was written about him is in itself a tribute to someone whose research into how the universe works and whose personal battle against crippling disease inspired us all.
But is death the end of the story of someone’s life? Is there still more? Of course, it’s an age-old question that no amount of scientific enquiry can answer. It needs someone to come back from the dead and tell us all. This is what the Bible records that Jesus did and is the foundation of Christian faith. He rose from the dead to tell us that there is more to the story of our lives than we realise. Death is like a pause more than a full stop. There’s a hope beyond death.
Whatever the story of your life is, there’s more to be written.
Let Jesus finish your story.
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