Death and Hope - Blue Christmas - John Van Sloten

December 22, 2013

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryDeath. Do you live with the end in mind? How would (should) life change if you did?

Honor and enjoy your Creator while you're still young, Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes, Before your vision dims and the world blurs and the winter years keep you close to the fire. In old age, your body no longer serves you so well. Muscles slacken, grip weakens, joints stiffen. The shades are pulled down on the world.
You can't come and go at will. Things grind to a halt.
The hum of the household fades away. You are wakened now by bird-song. Hikes to the mountains are a thing of the past.
Even a stroll down the road has its terrors. Your hair turns apple-blossom white, adorning a fragile and impotent matchstick body.
Yes, you're well on your way to eternal rest, while your friends make plans for your funeral. Life, lovely while it lasts, is soon over. Life as we know it, precious and beautiful, ends. The body is put back in the same ground it came from. The spirit returns to God, who first breathed it.
It's all smoke, nothing but smoke. The Quester says that everything's smoke.
Ecclesiastes 12:1-8, MSG


Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.

Music

One Love

Come Thou Font

All of the Words

You Tell Me So

Blessed to be a Witness



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December 17 - 23, 2013 is by John Van Sloten, Death and Hope (2013)
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Ecclesiastes 12:1-8

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