Monday, October 20, 2008

It Is Not Death to Die

One of my favorite new CD's, "Come Weary Saints" is from the wonderful folks at Sovereign Grace Music. It just doesn't get any better than the music they put out. Much of it is suitable for congregational singing, and all of it is very good for your soul.

"Come Weary Saints" is filled with songs specifically aimed at God's people who've grown weary in the race; that can be any one of us on any given day. You can order it and others here.

But the reason I mention it today is because of this post. Terry Stauffer is a pastor in Canada whose young daughter Emily was recently murdered as she was walking near their home. The next few entries following the first announcement are well worth reading.

"It Is Not Death to Die," a song from the "Come Weary Saints" cd, was played by the Stauffers at Emily's memorial service. Terry says this in his October 16th post: "I had a history professor in seminary that said, 'Young people today are not learning songs in church that they can sing at funerals.' That is often true. I'm glad that's not true at our church."

It will be good to read Terry Stauffer's thoughts and taste how strong and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is. For those who love Him, it is not death to die.

(Find a soundclip of "It Is Not Death to Die" here.)

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