Yes, we are here today – tomorrow we will be somewhere! God loves to see that we live life here on earth to its fullness through His Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus – blessed in all aspects of life, favored, and protected. However, He does not want us to live ignorant of what lies ahead of us in regard to what has happened, what is happening, or what will happen in our lives. And He also wants us to know that life does not end here. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Apostle Paul reminds us of the future hope we should always hold on to. He says, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”
Life is a reality and death too is real. Life and death can only be a “gain” when we commit our lives to Jesus and decide to live in Him, dead or alive. See what this brave man, Apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:19-21, “For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Death shouldn’t be one of our fears because we are in Jesus Christ – our future Hope. The first Adam brought us sin and death, but, the second Adam – Jesus Christ brought us Salvation and Eternal life. 1 Corinthians 15:22 says, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.”
Real Life Is Only In Jesus!