Today will seem dull to you, but it was a good one. My mom and I went to see my Nana and Great-Grandma. Other than the other night when we surprised the whole family by showing up at a party I haven’t seen these ladies in quite a while – especially my great-gramma. We had good visits with both. Most likely this will be the last time I see either one of them.
But, you know, as sad as it is to lose family (and trust me, I know from personal experience all about loss and grieving), I’m so glad that’s not the end. I’m so glad that God created people with a soul that doesn’t die when our bodies die. Our souls will never cease existing, and God has given us the opportunity to live forever with Him in heaven once our frail bodies die. Think of it: forever. It’s so much longer than these 70 years we have on earth. And can you imagine heaven?? It’s gonna be awesome. The only thing is that unless you become a child of God by believing what Jesus Christ says about Himself in the Bible, namely that He is the Son of God, that He died for people like you and me, and that He then rose from the grave conquering sin and death, you cannot spend eternity with God. Hell has become a byword, a naughty little thing we don’t say in front of our small children, but fully expect them to blaspheme as soon as they become older. Trust me, hell is a real place, and it’s way more awful than anyone alive can imagine. And if you don’t accept Christ’s offer of salvation from its flames you are choosing to damn your own soul to hell.