DYING

There is a lot of dying that occurs every day. People of all ages and in all stages of life die. Young people die and old people die. Babies die, as well as grandmas and grandpas die. Kids die, teens die, young adults die, and middle-aged folks die. Thousands and thousands of people die every day all around the world from every tongue, tribe, people-group, and nation.

So what makes dying so hard to deal with? We should expect it. We should plan for it. We should prepare for it to happen at any time, in any way, on any day. Dying is a normal and natural part of life – just like being born is, just like breathing is. And even though dying can seem scary, it doesn’t need to be, because physical death is not the end of a person’s existence.

Our Creator, Almighty GOD, made human beings in His very own image. He made us as males and females, with an eternal, spiritual dimension just like He has – for GOD is Spirit. Our physical, earthly lives are short-lived and quite limited, but our spirit-life is forever. And we can live eternally, in an absolutely glorious existence if we want to. Or, we can experience an eternity that can be worse than anything we can ever imagine. The choice is really up to us. For GOD sent His Son, Jesus, here to earth to save us – and everybody needs saving (please don’t let anyone tell you otherwise).

Jesus said:  I tell you the truth, those who listen to My message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.  John 5:24 

And the Apostle John wrote:  And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.  1 John 5:11-12

Those who believe in Jesus (in His death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb) have received a life that far surpasses this one. And dying is no longer an end to life, but rather a gateway into a higher and better dimension of living. Thus, when dying is faced in faith, fear is replaced with peace and assurance.

Where are you in regards to dying? Have you thought about your own death? Do you expect it? Have you planned for it? Have you prepared for it? What about the death of those people who are important to you? Do you expect them to die? Have you planned for their deaths? Have you prepared for their deaths?

All people die. You and your loved ones are no exceptions.

Talking about dying, expecting to die, and planning and preparing for it, doesn’t expedite it.

It just makes the reality of it…real. Then when it does come, you’re ready.

So get real. Get ready. And make sure you got the life that Jesus gives.

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