Have you seen the National Geographic documentary, Meru? This harrowing film follows three climbers as they climb Meru, a peak called, “A mountain not meant to be climbed.”
Especially riveting are the scenes of their tent, hanging off the side of a sheer mountainside face, as a four-day blizzard rages. That tent is all they have between life and death. Click here to see the tent and its perilous perch.
This week the Apostle Paul speaks of tents, as a metaphor for the mysteries beyond human mortality. In ten short verses from Second Corinthians, Paul addresses our fears about death with wise counsel about our identity, our bodies, our purpose in life and our final judgement.
This is the conclusion to our sermon series, “The Seven Deadly Fears.” We saved the best fear for last? Death, admittedly, is a topic we’d like to avoid, but ultimately must face. As Socrates said, “”Death is a very narrow theme, but reaches a wide audience.”