Sarah Winchester, the heir to the Winchester firearm fortune, looked to the occult to find solace after the loss of her husband and infant daughter. Upon meeting with a medium, she was informed ‘Death’ was after her. She immediately moved from the east coast to the west and began building what is now known as the Winchester Mystery Mansion. It took 38 years to build with 16 full-time carpenters working around the clock. It has 2,000 doors and 160,000 windows (that is more than the Empire State Building). The layout is bizarre with doors that lead to brick walls and staircases that stop at the ceiling. Sarah was trying to build a house to confuse death from catching up with her. Death wasn’t confused as she passed away in 1922. A bizarre story to say the least. As we approach the Easter season, what a great time to remember all Jesus purchased for us on the cross.
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil”
In dying, Jesus actually absorbed death on our behalf. The cross doesn’t mean we won’t die, rather, it means that we will be safe in death and have the assurance of resurrection life. How do I know? Jesus is the firstborn from the dead, our example, and our hope. Happy Easter.