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For over a week I sat in our local hospice house watching my elderly aunt die, and the experience has really shaken me. It suddenly came to me that someday the same thing is probably going to happen to me, and I dread it. Why do we have to die?


I doubt if any of us looks forward to the actual process of dying; after all, God has put within each of us a desire to live, as well as an abhorrence of pain. Even if death comes gently (as apparently was the case with your aunt), we still shrink back from it. But we also know that sometimes death comes slowly and painfully, and no one wants to experience that.

But death is a reality, and no matter how it comes we know God has not abandoned us if we belong to Christ. More than that, we know that our experience of death is temporary, for it is only the gateway to the glorious life God has promised for us in heaven. The Bible’s promise is true: Nothing “in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).

Never forget that Jesus came for one reason: to tear down the barrier that separates us from God, a barrier caused by our sin. Death came into the world because of sin, and we all share in its curse. But Jesus Christ came to give us new life — life right now, and life in heaven with God forever.

Is this your hope? It can be, and I pray it will. By a simple act of faith turn to Jesus Christ and commit your life to Him. Then you truly will have “the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:7).

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  1. Tracy Dotson says:

    My brother passed away 6 years ago and my sister passed 3 months ago. I am having sucha hard time with their passing. I have comfort in knowing they were both Christians but watching our parents deal with this and also both left behind kids. Please pray for my family.

    1. celene says:

      I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 10 years ago andlife hasn’t been the same since. He was 83 when he died which is a good life seeing we all have to die. my mother is 95 and still going. My biggest fear is dying young as I think we should live long as that is what the bible says. I’m only 59 and not ready to kick the bucket just yet

  2. Carolyn Harnden says:

    I lost our son snd althoaltho its been (3) years seems like yesterday, not a day gors by I dont cry for him,its do terrible. Thank you for listening to me.

    1. dreik martinez says:

      im so sorry for your loss i have a son hes 4 and im 32 and i would be lost with out him i hope you keep strong and one day you will see him you dont know me but i seen your post