I had a conversation recently with my wife and her brother, and somehow we got to talking about how there are certain â€œtrademarksâ€ that just make home, well, home. Theyâ€™re from Durban, South Africa and whenever they would go on vacation they would see who could spot the ocean first. For me, every time I travel, I look forward to returning and seeing those heights of the Rocky Mountains, which were so aptly described as â€œpurple mountainsâ€™ majesty!â€ We also discussed how certain flavors and foods will always bring that feel of home. In my travels to other countries, though I find foods that I enjoy, nothing ever comes close to my momâ€™s cooking because nothing reminds me more of the safety and comfort of my home than my momâ€™s cooking.
The Good Life
If Christ be not risen, life is miserable for a Christian. That about sums it up.Â If Jesus is not alive right now, then of all the people of theÂ earth, Christians are the most to be pitied, and are living a miserable life. The Apostle Paul makes this same argument in 1 Corinthians 15, and how right he is. For the Christian, the resurrection of Jesus ought to be more than a reason to hide candy laden eggs for children. The resurrection is a line of demarcation that separates the grumpy from the glad. The resurrection is a reason to daily rejoice and celebrate like kids at the end of a school year.