Day 11: Everlasting Life
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. Romans 6:22
everlasting [ev-er-las-ting, –lah-sting]
Everlasting life. Ever lasting life.
When I was a much younger Christian, I was very afraid of death. It kept me awake at night, tossing, turning, and wondering about the great unknown that would one day separate me from everything I had ever known.
Life after death seemed to be death after life. Everlasting, never ending death. I did not understand this life is only a shadow of everlasting life; silhouette on black and white, a cardboard cut-out, a distant echo of a beautiful melody.
Like a baby carefully cradled in the womb of his mother; life on earth is life in the shadow-lands. Until one day … we are born (again) into a new world of light, color, possibilities, and opportunities, and placed in the arms of our Father. Forever. Forever-lasting life. Everlasting life.
Death, where is thy sting?
Point to Ponder:
Please fill in the blanks below ( I did the first two to get us started).
In Jesus I have:
everlasting joy, everlasting love, everlasting ___________, everlasting ____________
everlasting _____________, everlasting ____________, everlasting ____________
Dearest Heavenly Father,
We thank you for the gift of everlasting life; a life that never ends in death. We can live forever in Your Presence when we accept Jesus death on the cross as payment for our sins. One day we shall see Him as He is, and every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Please help us to remember that in Jesus, for every Good Friday, there is an Easter Sunday. One day we will rise to everlasting life, and live with You forever and ever.
In Jesus Holy Name,
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:4
This Easter, please accept the gift of everlasting life. Please click on the links below to learn how to enter into everlasting life.
Ever Lasting Life (article)