Blessed are the Dead Who Die in the Lord

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55–57

The Concordia University Chicago community today shared the passing of Dr. Lila Kurth, Professor of English, who died in the Lord on Tuesday, October 2.  Dr. Kurth taught me linguistics and enlivened my love for literature while I was a student at Concordia.

Dr. Kurth joined the Concordia faculty in 1977 and served as department chair for many years.  “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”  “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”