You’re Going To DieJuly 24, 2009
This is just your splash of water wake up call, and friendly reminder, that you’re going to die. It could be soon or it could be after a while. Either way, it will happen. Make sure you’re right with Christ. And may Michael Jackson’s death remind us all, not only how good his music was, but that everyone, everyone, yes EVERYONE, whether a king or a street sweeper, must dance with the Grimm reaper.
If you think you’re alone in death, don’t. Death is the common denominator for everyone. It’s something you’ll participate in with everyone else. If you’ve ever been to a funeral or heard of someone dying, you’ll soon experience what they experienced after death!
And in case you’re power hungry, want to control people, and dread being victimized or vulnerable in any way, shape, or form, then you’re still a victim who is vulnerable to death’s grip and the chance that your life could end any moment. Congratulations. Death will mock your sense of dignity.
But don’t let fear of death remain a sub-conscious thing but a continual conscious reminder to strive to do that which is most important. We would do well to heed the words of Mark Twain, a man of many great quotes who said, “let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
Let it also remind you that it is the first time you will meet Christ face to face. Make sure your OK with Him by Him. Make sure you have the faith of Abraham and that you know that Jesus lived the life God demands, took the wrath you deserved, and rose to prove it all satisfactory and enable you to mock the grave forever.
That way death will be the first day of your new life, namely, the first day of eternity you will get to be closer to Christ, will get to see Him more fully, and will get to know Him more deeply. John 17:3 “this is eternal life: that they would know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent”.
The great thing about Heaven is, you’ll never have to say “goodbye”.