Death and Life

So Christian, the big day is coming. The dirt nap, the big send off, the shuffling off of this mortal coil, the big sleep: our death. 

So, are you looking forward to it? Do you yearn for it? 

In the news right now is at least 20 dead at a church in Texas. 

Are you ready for that send off? Are you ready to meet your maker?

Jesus conquered death. It no longer holds power over you. The Apostle Paul said “to live is Christ, to die is gain!” 

Gain?!

Yes. Gain. 

We leave behind a broken and battered world. We leave behind broken relationships and incomplete knowledge of each other.  We leave behind evil and violence and torture and pain and anxiety and fear. 

So, yes it is gain. So until then let us live free of the fear of death. For death to this life means to rise to new life, an imperishable life. Life eternal joined to the source of all Goodness and Life. 

Soli Deo Gloria 

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  1. MHJr

    Yes, death is not easy, but as followers of the One crucified we are called to our own crosses. I really appreciate Richard Bauckham’s thoughts in his book, “The Theology of the Book of Revelation,” where he develops three interrelated practices of Christ in His first advent and of His true followers as we long for His second advent. They are witness, suffering and victory. God’s people gain victory, not by killing their enemies, but through their own death in witness to the Truth. Blessings dear brother!

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