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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 19, 2021

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SATURDAY, June 19                  [Adelaide Teague Case]

Psalms 90:10 The span of our life is seventy years, perhaps in strength even eighty; yet the sum of them is but labor and sorrow, for they pass away quickly and we are gone.

The life expectancy for Americans at the time of this writing is 78.93 years (it’s 69.73 years for India’s population and 64.12 for South Africans). Any way we look at it, life is short. On the geologic time scale, one’s life isn’t even a microscopic mark on the calendar of existence.

Some people say they’re okay with such a short existence followed by non-existence. To each his or her own. However, many people endure lives marked by one tragedy or trauma after another; it never lets up. If all there is after they die is nothingness, there is no resolution, no happy ending, and no justice. To me, this is unthinkable.

I believe there is something beyond these few orbits around the sun. Jesus, through his selfless defeat of death, offers everyone the greatest payoff in the universe: life eternal. His death and resurrection give us not only life eternal but a life eternal marked by inexpressible joy, peace, love, and harmony.

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Ps 87, 90 * 136 | 1 Samuel 4:1b-11 | Acts 4:32—5:11 | Luke 21:20-28

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