Life and Death.

We look at our lives and say that we will live forever. The statement is partially true. Our flesh is finite and will die. But our spirit will live forever. God made us of three parts, body, soul and spirit. Our body is made of this cursed earth and will perish. Our soul is the life of God that joins our body to our spirit. Our spirit is who we are, our mind, will and intellect. This part of us will live forever. We are spiritual beings. We live our lives as best we can, all the while hoping that we will live forever. This world is not our home. Our home is heaven. We are just walking through the world. God knew what He was doing when He made man. Still the death of family member or friend is still a tragedy in our lives. Today a friend of some 40 years and mentor passed away. He had been suffering from cancer for at lest 2 years. He pastored a church of which I am a part of. His family has been around him all this time. It is like I lost my father. I loved this man. Melvin was always kind to me. He raised crops and would share them with me. I know that death is a part of life, but that does not seem to console me. I wanted to write about him so that people would know what God did in this man. His name is Melvin Finley and he is home with Jesus.

Crain Blanchard.

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