The Shadow of Death - June 7, 2019

Ducking the shadow of death dominates our days.  Sleep more.  Exercise regularly.  Eat less fat, more protein.  But you know, no one ducks death forever.  God’s perspective is different in Ecclesiastes 7:1, “The day you die is better than the day you are born.” And Psalms 116:15 tells us, “When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love him.”

Is your fear of dying robbing your joy of living?  Why don’t you do this: give God your death.  Envision your final minutes and offer them to him.  “Lord, I receive your work on the cross and in your resurrection.  I entrust you with my departure from earth.”  With Christ as your friend and heaven as your home, the day of death becomes sweeter than the day of birth.

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