“Death is Nature’s way to remedy all things.”–A Tale of Two Cities
I read that today while reading the book A Tale of Two Cities. I just sort of camped out on that sentence. I read it and reread it. It sounds like a solution. But as I read it, I was struck with sadness. Death is indeed a fact. An inevitable truth. It is assured to each and every one of us. Every single one of us will come to a moment in our lives, when we will face death square in the face. Our pastor said yesterday: “Death is the most certain thing there is. The time of our death is the most uncertain thing there is.” So true. I think we all take for granted that our lives here on this earth are unlimited. We live as if we have an abundance of time. We don’t. I don’t. You don’t. Today, I have one less day to live my life than I did yesterday. We are all alive, but are we truly living? What does that even mean? What does it mean to live fully alive? To embrace our days, our lives with fullness?
As I sat there reading this sentence, I just thought it shameful to believe that death is the cure for all things. But as I looked at it from Truth’s perspective, I saw this…
Christ’s Death is God’s redemption for all!–The Bible
Death isn’t a remedy. It’s a consequence. A consequence of sin.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Through Christ’s death, we have life! Jesus Christ defeated death and rose from the grave. It is through his sacrifice we have forgiveness for our sins and abundance as His children!
Romans 6:4 “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
The goal of our lives is not to live life and then die. Our heavenly Father’s plan for us is to die to ourselves, die to our sin, so that we can truly live!
Romans 6:6 “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin–because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.”
His death gives us freedom. Freedom from sin. Freedom from death. Freedom to fully live!
Do you know this freedom? This freedom from God through His son Jesus Christ? The freedom that saves you from eternal separation from the God who adores you?
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Death is not the end of all things. Death, for believers in Jesus Christ, is just the beginning of an eternal life with our Lord.
Romans 10:13 “For , “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Do you know your Lord? Do you know Jesus Christ? Have you believed in His Great name?
My prayer for you today on Easter is that you will experience all that God has given you through Jesus Christ. His grace, His forgiveness, His salvation. Jesus Christ is ALIVE! And through Him, that you would find freedom to live.