This week I have been thinking about death, the heavy subject of dying. I have been fixated on it for some reason and even had a nightmare that my Dad was going to receive the lethal injection. This is ridiculous, my Dad is a godly man who I know would not be guilty of any crime.
When I think of the sadness of death I shudder, it’s a grueling subject. I almost write this blog post apologetically…almost, but then I think that the subject of death should not be shied away from because it is when we die that we will get to see our Lord Jesus. This is something to celebrate.
I have had a fear of death and I worry about it sometimes, but this is a faith issue, which through prayer and reading my Bible, God gives me peace. Our Heavenly Father is so compassionate that he addresses this fear very clearly in John, Jesus teaches us that we do not need to fear.
As Jesus is the only way for us to get to Heaven, we need to cling to Him. There is no fear of death because when we love God with our whole hearts, our Lord Jesus prepares a place for us in Heaven, such a wonderful place we cannot even get our heads around it.
We do not need to fear death because our Heavenly Father sent the Lord Jesus to die on the cross for us, He paid for all of our sins and in doing so, when we accept the Lord Jesus as our personal Savior, He presents us blameless and without fault.
He has taken great joy in saving us, when we accept Him, He has written our names in the lamb’s book of life (Revelation 21:27).
Death for me is still a hard subject, I find doubts creep into my mind, for example ‘Have I actually done everything I need to do to get into Heaven?’ This is a lie from the enemy because it is not anything that I can do, it is our Lord Jesus who saves us. And our Heavenly Father is so very loving and patient, He wants everyone to get to Heaven, He will give us all every opportunity to spend eternity with Him.