Death seems to be surrounding us lately. With the influx of new COVID cases, even those who are vaccinated are not immune to the last breath of life as we know it. My thoughts have turned to this subject of dying much more than I want them to. How do we overcome the fear of death and the emptiness that it causes within us? With all that is happening around us, it would be easy to raise our hands in despair. The world fills our minds with thoughts of gloom and doom every day. So how do we manage to make it through each day without walking around with a cloud over our head?
God has given us the hope of eternal life. Our future home is assured. There will be no mortgage payments, no worry about maintenance, no fear, no tears, just eternal peace. That isn’t pie in the sky mentality, its true. Our hope is built on Christ alone, who came and paid the price of the ransom that held us captive. Our sins have been forgiven once and for all. We can place our faith in the promise of eternity with Him once we breathe that last breath.
When death approaches our front door, it seems a dreadful thought,
But just imagine what’s in store. With Angels we’ll be brought.
The gates of heaven opened wide, the throne of God we’ll see.
Our Savior at the Father’s side, a room for you and me.
Our bonds are freed – the chains are gone. The ransom has been paid.
No hopeless tears – a brand new dawn – no more to be dismayed.
A paradise awaits us beyond this murky life.
No pain or sorrow will there be – a perfect holy life.
So set your eyes on Jesus. Don’t ever let Him go.
He is our own Redeemer. His blood for us did flow.
I love you, dear Lord, Jesus. You’re all in all to me,
and when death comes I’ll tremble not, for you have died for me.