I had forgotten that Mike had also given Kim a Bible. Its so wonderful to listen to Kim’s story and for her to kindly honor Mike as a key actor in her life.
A life changed Kim
It was bizarre to sit in the same seats as Mike’s funeral and remember the events surrounding his death. Here we were 2 1/2 years later celebrating Kim’s new life in Christ!. I mentioned in my blog yesterday the verse John 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. In preparation for a talk later in the month on the resurrection, I was reading 1 Corinthians 15 yesterday. I smiled at the reference again to a seed and its necessity for death before life and that as we sow that seed we cannot tell what it is going to produce, it does not resemble the end result.
35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?” 36You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies; 37 and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of [k]something else. 38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown [l]a perishable body, it is raised [m]an imperishable body; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47 The first man is from the earth, [n]earthy; the second man is from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.49 Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, [o]we will also bear the image of the heavenly.