One Day Closer
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. And those who have died believing in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive will be gathered up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever.
I read a “health” article from theguardian.com a couple of weeks ago called “Sleeping for less than six hours may cause early death, study finds.” Sometimes, I do not get a full eight hours, so naturally, I curiously read what the “experts” had to say.
It (the UK study) found that those who generally slept for less than six hours a night were 12% more likely to experience a premature death over a period of 25 years than those who consistently got six to eight hours' sleep. Evidence for the link was unequivocal, the researchers concluded.
Wow! Isn’t that fascinating? Over a period of 25 years, or, in other words, the older I get, the closer I get to dying? Come on, people, that is not news. The truth is actually that every single day we all get one day closer to dying no matter how many zzzz’s we got last night! This article not only confirms that people love to sell fear, but also that people fear death badly!
It is just a fact that every day every person gets one day closer to death. But for those who believe in Jesus, every day also brings us one day closer to His return!
Thank you for the simple truth that those who believe in your Son will enjoy eternal life no matter when we die, and those of us who are still alive also have the hope of Jesus’ return any day! There really is no“sting” in death just like your Word says. I love that everything you promise is true and good, and I love you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:56-57)