Death shall be no more

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. (Revelation 21:2-6 ESV)

Death, almost everyone has some fear of death. For many it means not being able to complete our goals. For others it can be losing someone we depend on. For the unbeliever it means the end with nothing on the other side but ashes in an urn or a decaying corpse in a grave. For too many death is final and leads to nothing.

For the Christian though death is not the end but a transition. My friend Ginger thought so. She knew that while she was leaving her family and friend for a time that shortly she would see all of them again. For the believer death is not something to be feared but something to be embraced. It means an end to our earthly suffering and a new beginning with Jesus. In the next life we will no longer suffer, we will no longer feel fear or sorrow. There will be no more death but life and abundant life. We will finally be all that God intended us to be. No longer will we sin or even want to sin. No longer will we be jealous of our neighbor. We will not be subject to temptation. We will live on a New Earth and God will live with us. It will be glorious.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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