August 7

Posted on Aug 7, 2017

Col. Robert Ingersoll, the apostle of agnosticism in nineteenth century America, once had the task of speaking at his brother’s funeral in Washington, DC. In the middle of his talk, he broke down and wept bitterly. Then, regaining his composure, he said: “Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the heights. We cry aloud, and the only answer is the echo of a wailing cry. From the voiceless lips of the unreplying dead there comes no word.” What utter hopelessness! Is there a way out of miasmatic fog of human speculation? Thank God there is! Holy Scripture shouts in triumph, “We know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true” (1 Jn 5:20). Christianity begins with a Man who has come back from death, “our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Tim 1:10). —C.E. Tatham

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 40-42 Memorize: John 21:25