It is appointed unto man once to die (not many times). The statistics on death this side of the Rapture of the Church are pretty impressive.. one out of every one will expire.
Rough day here. A loved one got a really hard health report (not terminal, though life sure seems to be) and then lost a job. Liney called to tell me about the situation tonight.
The fear of illness and of death might be a universal thing that people think about, but Jesus can still heal and strengthen. He also broke the chains of death so that we can have hope.. and life, both on this side of the grave and beyond the grave.
"This is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life." ~1 John 2:25
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die." ~John 11:25-26
If I enjoy new life during life in Christ now as I do (much different that before..), I sure don't have to worry about having it later. We can know in advance an make reservations before we arrive.
Do love these words.
"Christ has not only spoken to us by His life but has also spoken for us by His death." ~Soren Kierkegaard
"He is risen; He is not here." ~Mark 16:6