THE REALITY OF DEATH
If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come. You will call and I will answer You; You will long for the creature Your hands have made. Surely then You will count my steps but not keep track of my sin.
Well, this says it all….. it certainly is a reality. Nobody on this planet will disagree. Everyone knows they will die some day. Some may hate the idea and explore every option to slow down the inevitable event. I have heard of some people exploring a process where their dead bodies are preserved with the hope that one day science will have the capability to resurrect them. Let me tell you right now, it “ain’t gonna happen!”
There is a fear of death for some folks, especially if they don’t believe in an eternal afterlife with a Savior. Even the most devout Christian has fear about the process of dying. It is a journey we must do on our own, even though earthbound loved ones may be close and lovingly supportive in the process of our demise. The thing to remind yourself is that you won’t be alone. God will be with you on that final leg of your journey.
I have a widow friend whose husband died of brain cancer five years ago. She told me that he had never met her mother and in his final days told her that he saw her and that she was in heaven. I believe departed loved ones may be very close to us in our last few minutes when life and death are intermixed.
So the goal isn’t really to live forever, is it? No, the goal should be to create something that will live on forever, like love. I am speaking about all the love you poured out into others during your years walking on this planet. Love you gave to strangers by helping them fix a flat tire. You don’t know it but you created a memory of kindness in that person’s heart. Your memory and act of kindness will live on. The same goes for those you know too…. Friends and family. Service and duty and random acts of love will not go unnoticed by others or God.
So now, yes it is good to create something that will live on but in reality….. it WON’T last forever. The earth will eventually crumble. It is in heaven that we find eternity. The thing that WILL live forever is your relationship with Christ. I suggest you work on your relationship with your Creator for that will be important in this life and in the next.
“EVERYTHING IN THIS LIFE PASSES AWAY-ONLY GOD REMAINS….
Only He is worth struggling towards. We have a choice: to follow the way of this world, of the society that surrounds us, and thereby find ourselves outside of God; or to choose the way of life, to choose God who calls us and for whom our heart is searching.” Seraphim of Platina
I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence.” But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: ”Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath. “Selah” Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. ”But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in You.
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