Yesterday the sermon centered on the baptist of Jesus. Interesting, at least to me, was how the guest preacher brought in the topic of death. We do say "death to the old life and resurrection to he new". However he went further and talked about death. He gave several illustrations of how some have written about death. All of them were interesting. Here is one I especially liked. It is a miserable, rainy, foggy cold day and you have to travel by air. Because of the weather you are afraid. Once on the plane you look at the crew members to see if they show any hint of fear or apprehension. Finally the plane taxies to the runway and takes off. It is almost impossible to see to the end of the wing of the plane. The plane bounces up and down as well as sideways. It is very scary. Then suddenly the plane breaks above the clouds. The air outside is calm and the ride becomes very smooth. Also greeting you is the most beautiful sun filled sky you have ever seen and a deep sense of peace and safety fills you.