Death is a bitter pill to swallow. Sometimes death comes suddenly to claim its victim. And other times it takes its time. No one knows when he or she will die but we all know that one day we will make that journey to the other side.
It’s usually not until we are gone that our friends and loved ones begin to seriously think about how much we really meant to them. But by then it’s too late to tell us. We’ve already passed over to the other side.
That’s another thing about making this journey to the other side; we have to go it alone. No one can make this journey with us.
For some, death is a scary thing. It’s frightening to think that one day you are here, and then another day you are no more.
Some are afraid of meeting their Maker on the other side because they know they haven’t lived a good life here on this earth. They know they haven’t always been obedient to God, or pleasing to Him. These people have only been living life to please themselves.
I remember a dear sister a few years back who was suffering from the effects of cancer. The cancer had all but destroyed her body. This sister was saved. Not only was she saved but she was sweetly saved. She was a beautiful person.
The cancer did eventually take her life. But before she died she made this statement: “I’ve got my bags packed and I’m ready to go.” She was not afraid to die. This sister knew that there was sweet peace and a precious reward awaiting her on the other side. She was sure of her final destination.
There used to be a time when I feared death. Death always seemed to be so final to me. And I could not imagine life beyond this earth. But now, I no longer fear death. I actually welcome it.
When it’s my time to go, I want you to know that I have also packed my bags. And when God calls me Home, or when that trumpet sounds, I am ready to go Home.
I no longer have an attachment to this world. I’m striving everyday to see my Savior’s face in peace. I’m anxiously awaiting His appearance in the sky. I will be so very glad to leave this sinful world behind. I will finally be at rest, and have sweet peace.
This sinful world holds no value to me. I know that everything we see now will one day be destroyed. All of it will one day pass away. So if you’re holding on to some things of this world, let them go.
Set your affections on things above, not on things of this world. This world and all its goods are only temporal. They will one day pass away.
Heaven is for eternity. Strive for eternity.
When my time comes, please don’t cry for me. Celebrate my life. Celebrate with me the fact that I’ve finally shed this mortal body, and put on a new immortal body that will never break down, never become ill, and never grow old.
When I get to heaven I know I’ll finally get my singing voice. ♫♪ My joy will be complete.I’m striving everyday to hear the Lord say: “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter in and take your rest.” That’s what I want to hear Him say.