[box type=”default” size=”large”] Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. — Psalm 39.4 [/box]
Aside from aging, one of life’s realities that we find difficult to accept is death. Death, as they say, comes like a thief in the night, and when it strikes, we find it difficult and painful to accept. Many prefer not to talk about death because it is simply an uncomfortable topic.
But the tragedy of death strikes unexpectedly, and no one can elude the pain that is so devastating. We cry and ask why our beloved one or any member of our families was taken away from us. Silently, we lose hope in the fairness of God’s judgment. It may seem to be unfair, but this is the truth, and what are left in us are sad memories.
But we should not fear death for it is the door to the kingdom of God, a gateway to our true home. When it comes to death, fear should not reign in our heart. It should be faith and love instead because faith is a great comfort, a guide when life is hard, and a light when the future seems dark. Faith is also built by love and confidence.
God came out victorious in all His sufferings, humiliation and death, so let us grow our relationship with the Lord who will transform us so we stand firm and strong on the truth.
Life here on earth is a borrowed one and lent to us by our Creator, and so God’s word is our guiding light that helps us realize that a life of love is the best way to erase from our heart the fear of death.
[box type=”default” size=”large”] Food for thought [/box]
*All these great people died in faith. They did not get the things that God promised His people, but they saw them coming far in the future and were glad. They said they were like visitors and strangers on earth….they were waiting for a better country—a heavenly country. So God is not ashamed to be called their God, because He has prepared a city for them.
*Those in frequent contact with the things of the world should make good use of them without becoming attached to them, for this world and all it contains will pass away.