I read a satirical article from the “The Onion” entitled, “World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent." It seemed like such an appropriate article for Good Friday and Easter.
The fictional article reported:
World Health Organization officials expressed disappointment Monday at the group's finding that, despite the enormous efforts of doctors, rescue workers and other medical professionals worldwide, the global death rate remains constant at 100 percent.
Death, a metabolic affliction causing total shutdown of all life functions, has long been considered humanity's number one health concern. Responsible for 100 percent of all recorded fatalities worldwide, the condition has no cure.
"I was really hoping, what with all those new radiology treatments, rescue helicopters, aerobics TV shows and what have you, that we might at least make a dent in it this year," WHO Director General Dr. Gernst Bladt said. "Unfortunately, it would appear that the death rate remains constant and total, as it has inviolably since the dawn of time."
The Onion, "World Death Rate Still Holding Steady at 100 Percent" (1-22-97)
Indeed the article may be fictitious in its details, but it is ever so true in its propositional statement… the world death rate is holding steady at 100%.
It is because the World Death Rate is holding steady at 100% that there is the need for Good Friday and Easter. Through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, death no longer has dominion over us. For, if we confess our faith in Jesus, our 100% perishable bodies will become imperishable.
As the Apostle Paul put it, “53 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, ‘Death is swallowed up in victory’. 55 ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:53-57
Have you conquered the World Death Rate through Jesus yet?
Something to think about…