Therighteous hath hope in his death.
? ?? ?我们不喜欢讨论死亡，这是我们这代人的禁忌话题。然而死亡对我们每个人来说都是真实的。有时候我在电视上看到由已过世演员主演的电影，在画面上他们看起来活力充沛，但却已经死去。他们中有些是我的好朋友。死亡是真实的，而当我们面对死亡，只能独自作战，那一刻无人陪伴。但大卫说他已经发现了能消除死之恐惧的答案。他说死亡有个答案，有个能够超越死亡的盼望。这盼望的中心就是复活的基督。保罗写到“离开肉体”就是“与主同在”。这样就消除了对死亡的恐惧。
? ???We don’t like to talk about death; it’s theforbidden subject of our generation. Yetit’s real for all of us. Sometimes on television I see motion picturesfeaturing actors who are no longer living. They seem very much alive in thepicture, but they are dead. Some of them were my personal friends. Death isreal, and when we die, that is a battle we have to fight all alone. Nobody canbe with us in that hour, but David said he had found an answer that would takethe fear of death away. David said that there is an answer to death, there is ahope beyond death. That hope is centered in the risen Christ. Paul wrote thatto be “absent from the body” is to be “present with the Lord.” So the fear ofdeath is removed.
Prayerfor the day
? ???LordJesus, with complete trust I look toward that day when my soul will be with Youfor eternity.