Dealing With Death, Part One
“Death Is Not The End”
“…to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord”, 2 Corinthians 5:8, NKJV.
Some believe once we die, we simply cease existing. They believe that human consciousness arises gradually as the brain develops and will either slowly deteriorate or simply cease. The Bible, however, tells us something quite differently.
Scripture teaches that when our present physical bodies die, our souls will live forever. For those who have trusted in Christ as their Savior, that means to live in heaven for eternity.
More specifically, the scripture I quoted this morning promises that when this earthly body ceases to live, “in the twinkling of an eye”, we are in the presence of the Lord. We cannot really imagine how quickly that transition will take. It is quicker than the human mind can comprehend. I have heard death described as walking through a doorway from one room into another room.
In my thoughts, I see it as not experiencing death but rather going from this life to that life “in the twinkling of an eye”. Even more alive, alert, whole, and happy as we ever were in this life.
We must all deal with death. From our first breath, we began to die. We will deal with the death of friends, spouses, parents, grandchildren and unfortunately maybe even our own children. Death is as much a part of living as living. However, death is not the end. Let that sink in.
Be encouraged today, in knowing that death is not the end for your friend or your dearest family member. Death is only the beginning of a new life in a new place with a new body that will never end.