Are You Ready for Resurrection Day?

March 27, 2024

Are you “thunderstruck” about the casual attitude people have about where they will spend eternity?  Yes, I feel the same way. Is it not absolutely crazy for people to be quite passionate about their favorite sports team or a hobby but completely ignore the reality of their death, which can occur in a flash….. any given moment?! Is this not bizarre?!

I was reminded of the sudden nature of death recently as I visited the bedside of a person living out his last days on earth. How many times a day do people end up in ICU of a hospital ward, never giving much thought of life after death?! For few people ever get up in the morning thinking they will get a knock on their office door that day by “Father Time”! We think life will go on today as it did yesterday: we rise, work, visit family and friends and believe we will do it all over again the next day. But we have no guarantee of a “next day”! And more often than not, death is a complete surprise and we are completely unprepared.   

The writer of Hebrews says, that it has been appointed for a man to die once and after this face judgement (Heb. 9:27). Let’s determine to make every week Easter week and seize the opportunities God gives us to share the good news of Christ’s salvation. It is offered to all men, but few take the time to consider the things of God. May God use us as His instrument in this last age to be bold and share the good news. It is the most merciful thing we can do for the people we meet each and every day.