1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NIV 2011
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul was a Pharisee that knew The Law. His letters consistently revealed Jesus was the answer to everything. Romans 8:37, “No, in all these things we are more than conqueror’s through him who loved us.” Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price for the sins of all who chose Him as Lord. Romans 4:25, “He was delivered over to death for our sins, and was raised to life for our justification.” Paul encouraged the faithful to see their lives through the prism of Jesus’ victory. Victory over the sting of death is found through faith in Jesus Christ.
It’s been 36 years since we walked with our sweet Mandi as she walked into eternity. I remember people saying, “I’m sorry for your loss.” I would smile and say, “She’s not lost. We know exactly where she is because we know her address.” Our youngest daughter was three and when I’d put her to bed I told her I loved her. She would reply, “Up to Jesus and Mandi?” I’d smile and say, “Yes, that much!” Mandi knew Jesus through church and BSF. We have victory daily over death’s sting because of our faith in Jesus Christ.
Who needs to know Jesus?