Equip was snowed out the other night. So instead, we moved onto campus and watched a film called "Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl". (website here)
I'd highly recommend it. It's an incredibly thought provoking, entertaining, cinemagraphic piece I work. It is a most helpful conversation tool, and God blessed our discussion afterward.
During the film, the author (Nate Wilson) says, "Gardens are Graveyards". It was right before (or after) he just got done choking up about his buried 1 year-old niece He regains himself and teaches how, for a Christian, a graveyard is actually a garden, because God says he is going to resurrect the dead one day.
This is true. God is going to resurrect the dead one day, and we will all face the judgement seat of God. If we are in Christ, if we have trusted in his righteousness then our sentence will be "perfect holiness", because Jesus gives us his. If not, then our sentence will be "death". Eternal death.
So reflect upon Jesus next time you see a graveyard. Be sad, weep with those who weep and do not celebrate death. But, be careful to not let your sadness triumph over your joy, because we know that one day that graveyard will bring forth the fruit that is buried there.
"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain". - Philippians 1:21
Watch the video trailer here, too.