I am telling you the truth: the time is coming — the time has already come — when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come to life. Just as the Father is himself the source of life, in the same way he has made his Son to be the source of life. (John 5:25-26 GNBDK)
Be forewarned. Today, I’m going to write about death.
My friend’s mom died last week and will be buried this week. I was saddened with the news.. For her and for her family. They just lost their dad late last year.
It reminded me of my Papa’s death last year, his 1st year death anniversary we’ll be celebrating exactly this 29th of March.
And finally, it reminded me that I, too, will one day go in the way they have gone. I, too, will face my own death.
Before, I used to lie in bed in the darkness and wonder if this would be what it’s like to die..just floating in the darkness with nothingness all around. The thought used to fill me with fear and dread.
Not anymore. Why? Because now I know Death does not have the final say.
“The time has already come.. When the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come to life.”
That’s the hope I hold.
And HOPE IS STRONGER THAN FEAR. That’s from one of my favorite movie “Catching Fire” of the Hunger Games Trilogy.
The hope of eternal life. Stronger than the fear of death.
So though I’m saddened with each news of death I hear.. And miss my Papa so much.. and do not really look forward to my death.. I do not despair.
I have received Jesus, the Source of Life, as my personal Lord and Savior. I have put my life and all I hold dear in His hands and I know He can be trusted.
I also know it’s not only about physical death but to all forms of death in my life.. unfruitfulness, barrenness, failure.. Unproductiveness..
Jesus is the Source of life and He will breathe life into all the dead areas of my life. He has given me life. Eternal life starts now.
He’ll do it too in your life. If you let Him.
You may have loved ones who are dead or dying..
You may have areas in your life that are dead or dying..
Jesus will breathe life into them.
Jesus. Our Hope Eternal.
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20 NIV)
- If you have not yet received Him as personal Lord and Savior and you’d like to.. Just say this simple prayer with me.. “Lord Jesus, forgive me of all my sins. Be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I may live for You. Amen.” Congratulations. Now you have Life Eternal.
- If you already have Jesus in your life.. Remain in Him., loving Him and walking humbly with Him. Daily.
This is it for now.
To our Health, Wealth, and Victory, GODSPEED!