This word seems so dark and foreboding, so final. Why is that? Everyone dies. Statistics tell us 150,000 people die every day, that is over 50 million people every year, that’s a lot of death. How many animals die every year? Billions? That’s a lot of death, a lot of bloodshed. If it’s so common, why the fear? Could it be that death is meant to be fearful? Could the reality of death be built into our hearts as a loss? When God created physical man, were we created to bring glory to God for all eternity? Or were we created to satisfy ourselves for a little while and then die? If we were created to bring glory to God for all eternity, and God warned us not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because in doing so we would die, and we ate anyway, we have a problem. Death is bad. So every death is a reminder that we chose the knowledge of good and evil over simple obedience to God’s command. That would explain why death is so foreboding, so fearful. Eternal separation from that glory. What to do? What to do? Thank You God. Thank You God. You have given us the answer. Another simple command. “BELIEVE IN MY SON.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Yeah!!! Eternal life in the glory of God has been restored for those who believe in Jesus.

I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.