“It is not the dead who praise the Lord, those who go down to the place of silence; it is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore. Praise the Lord.” — Psalm 115:17-18
Life begins. Life ends. When your life is over, so ends your opportunities to do good and to serve God by serving others. More than a body gets buried in a grave. Many well-intentioned plans are buried there, too. You’ll find dreams dreamed but never accomplished.
It is not the dead who praise the Lord.
Life begins. Life ends. And for the person who puts their trust in Jesus, it begins again. Darkness removed by light. Blind eyes opened. The dead come back to life.
It is not the dead who praise the Lord … it is we who extol the Lord, both now and forevermore.
If God has made you alive, tell someone about it. Give him thanks for the spiritual transfusion that did more than save your life; it gave you real life. Extol him! Sing his praises, both literally and to anyone who will listen.
The dead won’t do it. They can’t do it.
It is we who extol the Lord.