If you were to die tonight, what would happen to you? Where would you go? This isn’t a subject I give much thought and attention too, but lately I have. There are a lot of beliefs out there about what happens to an individual when they die. Most of the religions have a strong viewpoint about life and death. Nearly all the religions believe in afterlife, reincarnation, heaven and hell, or soul. Religion is a major part of life and death. In fact, the concept of death in different religions differs a lot. For instance, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism have discrete opinions about death and what comes after. You may not even be a ‘religious’ person, but I am sure you have given some thought about what happens to you when you die. I am not here to try and convince you of what I believe, but for me heaven is my home. Now I know it may seem crazy to you about what I believe but that’s ok. When I was about 6 years old I was terrified that I would go to hell. It wasn’t because I had drank the magical kool aid, or someone tried to convince me, I don’t know how to explain it, I just believed heaven and hell were real. As I got older, I began to question the reality of heaven and hell for many reasons. I questioned how a good God could allow people to spend eternity in hell? I never really gave too much thought to reincarnation or karma. I just always knew deep down that when I died, and if I had invited Jesus into my life, I would go to heaven. A famous verse in the Bible is: John 3: 16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” I am not planning on dying anytime time soon. Although fear creeps in from time to time about my diagnosis, I just believe it isn’t my time. I do know that my time is coming one day. When that day is I have no idea, but I am hopeful and confident of where I am going when I die. I’m prepared, are you?
If you have any questions about anything you read in this post or if you are not too sure what would happen to you, please feel free to send me an email or even if you wanted to chat or text let me know. I am praying for you as you pray and encourage us.