As Christians, we are not ones who grieve without hope because our hope is set in eternity. We can say that because we believe what the Bible says as well as because of our own painful losses. We have this hope that is anchored in the truth that we are not our own…we belong to God! Hallelujah!
We can always believe for a miracle (yes absolutely!), we can pray with fervency when we are making our requests known before the throne of God, but we have to ask- at what point do we trust God’s sovereignty in the outcome?
What happens to our faith in Christ if we do not see the miracle or the answer to our prayers that we desire to happen in this life?
Because of the cross, we do not have to taste death because our spirit lives on and we live forever in eternity.
It is the cross that accomplished the forgiveness of sin and made a way for us to have peace with the Father, which is the core of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Believing this gospel sets our hope towards the life that is to come. This place is not our home.
The honest question is why so much focus on this life? “Enjoying Everyday Life?” “Successful Christian Living?”
Why is it better here on earth?
A “legacy” to live?
When we die in Christ we live FOREVER. Yes, there is pain. Yes, there is great sorrow and many questions as to why now, Lord?
We have lost loved ones what felt like way too soon. We have experienced a miscarriage. We had a lot of whys just because we are human and humans have a very difficult time processing death. But the Bible is very clear about the glorious hope we have that awaits us as believers in Christ and the truth of God’s Word is what gave us great peace in the midst of our pain. Our faith is forever set on our sovereign Lord, knowing the cross has the final word in the end.
Death doesn’t have the victory because in Christ, we are given eternity with Him! Death doesn’t lose its sting on our human hearts, but our spirits should be so full of joy at the thought of being in the presence of Jesus where there is no more suffering. What great gain! What great hope is found in Christ!
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”(Philippians 1:21, NASB).