Life on this earth is far from perfect. We have great days and good days to be sure, but there are also bad days and indeed, downright awful days. They seem to come in seasons. And yet, we cling to this life here on earth, come what may.
Most people’s biggest fear is dying. And my observation is that that’s true of people whether they believe in Jesus or not. Whether they know that they’re going to spend eternity in His Presence or not. And that, when you think about it, is totally weird.
I mean if someone doesn’t know Jesus, if they don’t have that rock-solid certainty of spending eternity with Him, well for them, I totally get it. But if you, like me, have placed your trust in Jesus … you have to ask yourself, what exactly are we afraid of?
I guess it’s the fact that this life, even with all its ups and downs, is so familiar that we cling to it for, well, for dear life!
Philippians 3:20,21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (ESV)
Or, as Jesus put it, we’re in this world but not of this world. We’re sojourners spending a short time here, waiting eagerly for Jesus to bring us home to spend eternity – forever and ever – in His glorious Presence.
Sure, I believe that God has more for me to do down here before He calls me home and the same is, no doubt, true of you. But let’s get one thing straight: we don’t belong here. So don’t get too attached to this life. There’s more, so much more, to come.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.