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D.C. From Five Miles Up
At 10:03 Sunday night I looked up from my book to peer out the airplane
window. Five miles below was Washington, D.C. It was beautiful. Like a
jewel on a piece of black velvet Washington sits beside the Potomac with
rays of light spreading outward as its main streets branch out from the hub
like spokes on a wheel. Just across the river from the capitol area was a large
place of darkness. There are no city lights in Arlington National Cemetery.
Our national heroes sleep in darkness.
How very bright that place will be one day. Paul writes to us in I
Thessalonians 4, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and
so shall we ever be with the Lord."
These hallowed places that house our dead will once again become places of
tears but this time it will be tears of joy. Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 15
that "Death will be swallowed up in victory." And "this mortal shall put on
immortality." It is the harvest of those who have made Jesus the Lord of
their life. How bright Arlington National Cemetery will be on that grand
day. Darkness will be swallowed by the light of He who said He was not
only the light of the world but also the resurrection and the life.
Roger Bothwell and my address is firstname.lastname@example.org
or 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453. Thank you for your
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