Romans 6:23, John 14:19
Of all the things that we might think about during the day as our mind wanders on occasion, one of the things that we do not like to think about is the day that we will die. I don’t want to be too negative, but the reality is there is a day coming when you will die. Imagine a tombstone with your name written on it. Your birthday and then a dash and then another date.
Now the reason for this, scripture tells us,
For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)
What we earn for our many sins is death. We have to go through physical death and it’s a certainty. In fact there’s a saying “two things that you can be certain of in life: death and taxes.” But we don’t lose hope because we have Easter.
Another thing that the resurrection proves is that because Jesus came alive again we too will one day come alive again. Jesus said to his disciples, those who believed in him, he said
Because I live, you also will live. (John 14:19)
So yes, the reality is we do have to face that day of death, but we are not without hope. But rather we rejoice because we know a third certainty: that one day Jesus is going to return, to raise us up, and all who believe in him, give us glorified bodies, and welcomed us into everlasting life. The resurrection proves it, amen.