One can’t deny that losing a loved one is painful. Men grieve over such death and wish the fellow to come back to life because such person will be missed. Truth be told, if Jesus tarry, we shall all die. In John 11:25, Jesus said to Martha “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying” (NLT). To those who are saved, death is a transition to Eternal life; and to those who are not, death is a transition to eternal condemnation in Hell. Two things are important in a man’s life whether living or dead:
The legacy You Build On Earth. You must ask yourself this question, if I die today, what would men speak about me? Would they be happy that I have gone with my evil deeds, or, would they sorrow and want me to return back to life to continue my good works? In Acts 9:36-43 (story of Dorcas being brought back to life), while heaven was rejoicing that a great soul has returned back home, the earth was sorrowing that a virtues woman, incomparable, a rear gene has departed and need to return to continue her good works. Which is why Peter prayed, and God brought Dorcas back to life. Folks, let your legacy be built on Jesus.
Where You Spend Eternity After You Depart This Sinful World. The life you live now will determine your next life whether in Heaven or Hell. This reminds me of the wisdom of the proverb written in Proverbs 22:1 “Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold” (NLT). It is a good idea to think about what kind of legacy we are leaving for our family, friends, and neighbors. From God’s perspective, it’s not the number of awards we’ve won, nor the amount of wealth we have amassed that matters, but rather the kind of life we have lived. Much more than your legacy on earth is your Eternal Home.
Will Heaven and Earth witness against you or for you after you depart this earth? Be wise!
Blazer_ Hugo Boss
Shirt_ Brooks Brothers
Pants_ Brooks Brothers
*** The Bowtie worn is a Bvlgari necktie that I converted to a bow.