Death

…a topic that is often referred to as morbid but then again sometimes thought of as a blessing.

Everybody’s views of death differ. Drastically so, when faith is incorporated into the subject matter.

There is the question of where do people go after death: do they just fade into oblivion, does their existence simply end, do they end up burning in hell, or do their souls live on in heaven?

As Christians, although grief accompanies death, rightfully so, we know that our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are in a better place after death.

Heaven is so much better than on earth, and we rejoice, often bittersweetly, that our loved ones have finally met their Father, and King. Angels rejoice and embrace those who leave their earthly bodies behind, and the souls released from their bodies can start to truly live.

We never know exactly why God chooses the times he does for every person to die, but we do know that God takes people off the earth when He sees fit. Everybody has a day when their time in the material world is up, and then God will take them however He has planned.

Rarely does death ever occur without a portion of sadness, pain, heartbreak, and grief. Mothers lose their children, children their parents, and everyone, their friends.

Still, God’s word leaves us this reminder:

The righteous perish,
    and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
    and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
    to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly
    enter into peace;
    they find rest as they lie in death.

–Isaiah 57:1-2

Death brings suffering, but death also brings joy. If we are impacted by someone’s death, then they have left a legacy behind. All in all, Christians who enter the void of death find peace and walk heaven’s roads of gold.

Jesus is the Creator, the Almighty, our Father, and our Lover. When Christians leave this world, they go to be with the Savior.

I pray that I, as well as others, will be inspired and motivated to go  out there and spread the good news of Jesus, so that when death comes, people will go to a far far better place.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

–Romans 8:18

I pray for those who are currently grieving for their loved ones. Father, be with them. Do not be discouraged by death, but rather share God’s love with others so that rejoicing will take place when death is near.

Oh death, where is your sting?

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