Monday, January 9, 2012
The Old Barn
This barn is a type or symbol of the transience of everything human. Within a few years, there will be almost no evidence of its existence. It is only by focusing on things that are truly eternal and unchanging that we can overcome the limitations of mortality. As the Apostle Paul wrote in the New Testament,
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.