"Say, I do."
It seems to be on my mind lately.
I suppose it is because in the past few weeks, we have had three funerals to attend.
Two family members and an elderly neighbor. Before that, in April, we said goodbye to my husband's grandfather who was one of
"The Greatest Generation".
Death is a sobering reality.
At some time or other, it is on the mind of every person who lives on this earth.
In fact, the "Live Forever" question
is currently being addressed on a
television program that will answer the question
of whether science has figured out
the secret to make us immortal.
Well, let me tell you something......
in my current state of health, I don't wanna.
Not if it means in this body,
in this world.
Truly, can anyone want to live forever in the current state of things?
Crime, poverty, disease, hunger,
family problems, unemployment.....
and this past week,
heat indexes in the triple digits!
However, let me tell you a little secret.
Every human soul will live forever.
It is a matter of what kind of living
and where it will be.
The Bible tells us that
God made us in His image.
Then we, human beings, messed it up
and brought death into the world.
When Adam sinned, his sin instantly
separated him from God.
His body began to break down and
His access to the Tree of Life was blocked
so that he would not live forever
in a perpetual state of sin and decay.
Because of that sin, each of us experience pain, death, sorrow, and sickness.
God did not leave us in our misery.
He made a way to Him through
the sacrifice of His one and only Son,
Through Jesus' death, burial and resurrection,
all our sin is forgiven.
Our spirit is made alive with His Spirit.
He is with us through the pain and troubles of this life and we are with Him when our bodies die. Yes, all of us will die.
But, for the one who belongs to Jesus,
we are promised a new body.
One that will never die.
We will be with Him forever,
no longer plagued by sin and sorrow.
For those who do not belong to Him,
they will live forever separated from
God and loved ones in agony.
Fear of death is common to all men.
It is so strong, that many cannot attend the funeral of a loved one.
Anybody here wanna live forever?
Say yes, to Jesus.
Turn away from sin to His saving grace.
Say, "I do".
Say, "I do".