Saturday, November 17, 2012

PSALM 49

Here is a loud wake up call! Addressed to the poor and rich- all of us will die and our riches will not follow us to the grave or insure eternity for us. "No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him- the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough..." The Psalm makes it quite clear that those who only trust in themselves will perish like the beasts of the field.

But those who put their confidence in God...God will redeem their life from the grave; he will surely take him to himself. And Christ who is indeed fully human but also fully God becomes the only one qualified to pay that costly price of redemption for us. Thanks be to God!

Rev Robert Durand was a man of faith with clay feet. As my pastor he taught me to value my humanity all the while aspiring to live out an authentic Christ centered lifestyle. In death Bob Durand is certainly present with the Lord.

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