Monday, April 25, 2011

Removing the Sting of Death

A family was riding in their car when a bee flew in the window. The son in the back seat was allergic to bees and could die if he got stung. As the bee buzzed around the car, the little boy became terrified and was in a state of panic. Just then, his father reached out and snatched the bee out of the air. A few seconds later, the father let the bee go and it started flying around the car again. The son panicked again and asked, "Dad, why did you let it go? If it stings me I'll die!" The father said, "You don't need to be afraid any more. The bee only has one stinger and it stung me in the hand." He held up his hand for his son to see. "Now it can't hurt you because its stinger is gone." When Jesus rose from the dead, He removed the sting of death. Referring to the resurrection of Christ, 1 Cor. 15:55 says, "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" Just as a bee loses its stinger when it stings someone, death lost it sting when it stung Jesus. For those who love Him, there is no pain in death. Death for the Christian is like going to sleep and waking up in heaven. To hear the entire message on this topic, go to http://www.churchoflivingwater.net/node/23 and click on "The Death of Death."