Have you ever looked forward to a trip that’s been on your mind for a long time? One time I was looking forward to visiting my dad that I hadn’t seen in a few months and I stayed up all night the day before out of excitement for the trip. Also I’ve experienced anxiety before going on a trip to basic training that made me tense all night. Obviously for a different reason than the first.
Just like my two experiences, we all experience either anxiety and fear or joy and excitement when the topic of death comes. It’s proven that people have these experiences since the dawn of time, people have been asking questions about what happens after death. If they weren’t curious or anxious about it, they wouldn’t ask these questions. They either say there is an after life, an experience of nirvana or none at all.
People have lived their entire lives terrified of dying and live their life to avoid any chance of injury. Also others are more daredevils that love the adrenaline rush and do risky adventures. If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the Bible says we should be delighted and looking forward to when we meet our Lord in heaven.
“However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth and made of dust; the second man is from heaven. Like the man made of dust, so are those who are made of dust; like the heavenly man, so are those who are heavenly. And just as we have borne the image of the man made of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly man. “
1 Corinthians 15:46-49Hcsb Bible
The reason why people may be fearful or anxious is not because they think it’s the end but rather the unknown of what stands behind the door named death. The unknown terrifies people.
If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and we know what is behind that door. That means that there’s is an after life for us. An after life in heaven with Jesus in our new heavenly bodies. All of our imperfections will be gone. We will be like Jesus in that we won’t have sin affecting our bodies and our minds at that point. We won’t be aching and sore or in pain from disease or injuries.
So despite all the things in life, for those of us that are called Christians, we have a future. An exciting future. Something that would normally keepus up at night with excitement and not fear or anxiety. So at the end of the day, look forward to the future and when you get your new body.
When you look forward to it, just like with any trip that excites you, prepare and live as if you leave today. So thank you for reading this and if you have any questions or disagreements, comment below or message me and I’ll respond when I can. I hope you have a great day