Wednesday, January 14, 2015





Well my dear ones,



Lately, I’ve been spending some time

remembering Caleigh,

a young woman who passed from

this earthly existence

just two years ago today.




That made me think of a time when Jesus

got jacked up by some dudes

who wanted to trip him up.


(from Mark’s gospel account)


Then some Sadducees,

who say there is no resurrection,

came to Him; and they asked Him, saying:

“Teacher, Moses wrote to us that

if a man’s brother dies,

and leaves his wife behind,

and leaves no children,

his brother should take his wife

and raise up offspring for his brother.  

Now there were seven brothers.

The first took a wife; and dying,

he left no offspring. 

And the second took her, and he died;

nor did he leave any offspring.

And the third likewise. 

So the seven had her and left no offspring.

Last of all the woman died also. 

Therefore, in the resurrection,

when they rise, whose wife will she be?

For all seven had her as wife.”


Jesus answered and said to them,

“Are you not therefore mistaken,

because you do not know the Scriptures

nor the power of God? 

For when they rise from the dead,

they neither marry nor are given in marriage,

but are like angels in heaven. 

But concerning the dead, that they rise,

have you not read in the book of Moses,

in the burning bush passage,

how God spoke to him, saying,

‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob’?

He is not the God of the dead,

but the God of the living.

You are therefore greatly mistaken.”


If all I got out of that was that

Jesus publicly turned the tables

on the guys who tried to trip him up,

I wouldn’t be getting much.


The point is that Abraham, Isaac, and

Jacob were, and are, still alive.


And the same applies to Caleigh;

she’s more alive now

than she was when she was here.


I ponder what wonders she would speak

if only we were allowed to talk with her

for a moment or two.

Most likely it would be things

too wonderful and amazing

for our earthly comprehension,

yet still things to which

we can look forward.


Caleigh, have fun in heaven;

we look forward to seeing you again.


Have a great week. =)


grace, peace, and love to you,



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