Only the beginning

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My favorite children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia, has the most wonderful conclusion to the last book in the series: “But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” (From C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle.) This is truth for the believer. Death has lost its sting, because Jesus conquered sin. Encourage each other with the realization that death holds no victory over the Christian. Physical death is merely graduation to a life more glorious than anything this world can offer.