If you believe in Jesus the Christ then your eternal death has been conquered by the One who came to die in your place on a Cross 2,000 years ago.
But what can we expect at our death, having placed our Faith in the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus?
Here is a true story, an analogy that says it all…
When five-year-old Emily Kimball was hospitalized and heard she was going to die, she started to cry. Even though she loved Jesus and wanted to be with him, she didn’t want to leave her family behind.
Then her mother had an inspired idea. She asked Emily to step through a doorway into another room, and she closed the door behind her. One at a time, the entire family started coming through the door to join her.
Her mother explained that this was how it would be. Emily would go ahead to Heaven and then the rest of the family would follow. Emily understood. She would be the first to go through death’s door into the waiting arms of Jesus.
Eventually, the rest of the family would follow, probably one by one, joining her on the other side.
God has made Himself known to us through His creation and also through His Word…the Bible. He is a God who waits patiently to be wanted by you and I.
Like little Emily we all need to put our hand in the care of our loving father.
This poem by Anonymous makes it so very clear:
Their faces I formed so that mine they would seek.
Ears to listen for the Word I would speak.
Eyes to see, minds to understand.
All they required I made with my Hand.
The Law and the Prophets for centuries foretold
the birth of a baby begotten of old.
In words unencoded, with language so plain
that even the simplest could call on my name.
Fathom mysteries confounding the wise.
See the Messiah through a child’s eyes
The Prophet Isaiah foretold death’s destruction in an ancient prophecy: “God will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord (Jesus) will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:7-8).