Grace is “the Love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it”. It is not a created substance of any kind. It is an attribute of God that is most manifest in the salvation of sinners.
Many times, I have ‘mentioned’ my ‘dream’. I realize, to live is Christ and to ‘die’ is gain. These are interwoven ‘concepts’.
What is death? RIP we say/write/publish… Rest In Peace? Rest? From just what? Do they ever AWAKE?
Awaiting just what? When will the ‘passed’ wake up from their ‘rest’?
The acronym R.I.P., though containing the same initial letters as the phrase rest in peace, originates from a Latin phrase with the same meaning: requiescat in pace, “may (the deceased person) rest in peace.” The Latin phrase began appearing on Christian gravestones in the 8th century and was widespread on Christian grave markers by the 18th century. In this early use, rest in peace (as requiescat in pace) was a prayer or wish that the soul of the deceased would find eternal peace in Heaven.
Today, it is more common to find rest in peace or R.I.P. on gravestones and in funeral services than its Latin parent. The acronym R.I.P. appeared first in 1613 as an abbreviation for requiescat in pace, then in 1681 for rest in peace.
The phrase rest in peace and the acronym R.I.P. have migrated into secular use over the centuries, given Christianity’s extensive influence on secular Western culture. In funeral settings, rest in peace has a solemn tone appropriate to the occasion. Outside of burial ceremonies and gravestones, rest in peace has come to be used in obituaries and online to signify respect and well wishes for a beloved figure who died. The hashtag “#RIP” is commonly appended to social-media posts in which fans mourn the passing of public or private figures they admired while also celebrating their lives and impact.