Dying well–18 Dec 11

Friends,

It seems not a week or two goes by that CHEC does not receive notification that one of the families enrolled in our Independent School has experienced the passing away of mom or dad.  Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, “[It is] better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that [is] the end of all men; and the living will lay [it] to his heart.” We are all dying…it is just a matter of time and manner.  In Adam’s fall, we sinned all.  But…we have a Redeemer in the Lord Jesus Christ and with Paul we can say, “O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?” 1 Cor 15:55

I was thinking about life tonight with my wife and I realized that I have learned much about what to believe and how to live from teachers named Sproul, a father-son doxo-praxo-combo.  I am traveling to FL this week to attend the funeral of the wife of RC Sproul Jr.–Denise.  Cancer beat her down in the end, but I would draw your attention to RC’s take on it and that of another friend, Doug Phillips.  The posts can be viewed here and here.  Both of these men keynoted for us last summer at our Rocky Mountain Super Conference on the Family.  As we live life, we pray that His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.  There is work to be done now, especially with our children, and while the Lord tarries, we work to advance His Kingdom and not our own.  Just like the Sproul’s.

Mike Chapa
Executive Director

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