Saturday, April 7 ::: Grave

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But a man dies and is laid low;
man breathes his last, and where is he?
As waters fail from a lake
and a river wastes away and dries up,
so a man lies down and rises not again;
till the heavens are no more he will not awake
or be roused out of his sleep.
Oh that you would hide me in Sheol,
that you would conceal me until your wrath be past,
that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
If a man dies, shall he live again?
All the days of my service I would wait,
till my renewal should come.

Job 14:10-14

audio : Waters of Babylon, Don McLean (1971)

image :  Tomb of Don Sancho Saiz de Carillo (detail),  unknown Catalan Master, (c.1300)

Christ humbled Himself in His death,in that having been betrayed by Judas,forsaken by His disciples,scorned and rejected by the world,condemned by Pilate,and tormented by His persecutors;having also conflicted with the terrors of death,and the powers of darkness,felt and borne the weight of God’s wrath,He laid down his life an offering for sin,enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross.

Westminster Larger Catechism, 17th century

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