Death .... Is that all you got! God has our back.
Death is only the beginning.
If God is for me then who can be against me? So what are we supposed to be afraid of exactly? We know where we are going and what is going to happen. We know we are going to be with Him. It is only on the other side of the veil. The important side. The side that really matters. We know how much we are loved. It is immense. Off the charts really. We know what He has done for us. We have each been bought and paid for at a great price. Jesus laid His life down for each one. Jesus has destroyed death at the cross. He has destroyed it. He also has destroyed sin at the cross. God tells us hat He will not remember our sin. We are aware of His ultimate sacrifice for each and every one of us. That is the level of His love for us. The best is yet to come. We know that He is coming back. He always keeps His promises. Always He does.
We are going home to be with Him. The victory is already won through Jesus Christ. It is already won. Tetelestai it is finished. Death is not the end but rather only the very beginning of our eternal journey with God. It is only just getting started. Eternity is a very, very long time. Really long. The Bible asks death where is thy sting? God has conquered death through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Good Friday is actually the day that death and sin both died. It was conquered through His sacrifice. Our humanity causes us to look at death as the end when in reality our spiritual lives are just beginning as we are on our way to eternal union with God In Heaven. We are only just getting started. He always provides for us. I personally authored this poem many, many years ago:
Death is winter, cold and dreary.
Death is rain, dark and weary.
Oh how I weep with the loss of a friend
when I know I will not see him again.
My heart fills up with tears of sadness,
For when death occurs there is no gladness.
Even though I'm filled with fear,
I often feel that God is near.
With these thoughts come comfort and peace,
feelings of emptiness begin to cease.
Looking upon the future I do not cry,
For finally in God's arms I shall lie.
As a believer I am blessed to have a Lord that loves me so very much. As the 23 Rd Psalm says: Though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death I shall not fear. God loves me and He loves you. There is nothing to fear. He has done it. It is already done. Rather, we need to look forward to our reunion in Heaven with our Father. We are only going home. We will be reunited with our Father and our loved ones. Absolutely nothing to ever fear. Not a single thing. We will just be right on the other side of the veil, God's veil. Absent with the body and present with the Lord. It is all good and it is all God. Here are some verses on death and more importantly on eternal life:
1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:
Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's House are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written:
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
2 Corinthians 5:6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
John 3:15 That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
God bless always.