Monday, April 21, 2008

Know where you are going!

But before we take our journey to that side of the grave we need to make sure where we are going. Please make sure where you will end up before that transfer from this life to the other happens.

A few days back, a teenager in Pune killed himself by hanging. He was from a well-to-do family happy family, got a lot of love and care from his elder sisters and brothers. However, he decided to die just to satisfy his curiosity. A lesson in his Marathi textbook about the martyrdom of India's freedom fighters made him curious about death. He used to ask his parents and teachers what happens after death. The answer his parents of this Hindu boy gave seems not to have satisfied him nor of his teacher. Finally, he decided to find out by himself. The police told the press that he committed suicide in order to find out for himself what happens after death. When he killed himself, he was not sure where he was going and what is going to happen to him.

People were always fascinated by what happens after death. Nobody were ever able to return to life and report back to us what is there beyond death. This adds to the curiosity. However the Bible doesn't leave us confused. It is very clear that, "Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him" (Hebrews 9:27-28).

Death is inevitable and Bible makes it very clear what happens after death. One thing that is certain about death is a judgment that is waiting for all. Those who put their trust in Christ will pass on to a life of continually enjoying the presence of God and others to eternal condemnation. However, what decides what type of life waits for us there is how we take the life on this side of eternity. This life is our opportunity to grab the great salvation that Christ has offered to us through is death on the cross.

But before we take our journey to that side of the grave we need to make sure where we are going. Please make sure where you will end up before that transfer from this life to the other happens.

Burning Bushes

'And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning,...