“Oh Death where is your sting?” Death is just the doorway to stay with the eternal Father. As long as God lives resurrected in our lives we can live free from fear.
My favorite part of the movie “The Passion of the Christ” is when Jesus carries His cross and falls, and His mother runs up to him, overcome with concern for her son. She tries to help him, but he looks at her and says, “Look, mom, I make all things new.” Jesus knew his death was a means to an end. He knew that His end was already victorious. He trusted His Father in heaven. He trusted His Father’s will, power, capability, strength and love for Him. Death is considered finality, but it shouldn’t be to the believer. We know that death is the means to live eternally with Christ. The death of friendships, jobs, relationships, health, and all things in our lives that we hold so dearly are not final for the God who raised Lazarus from the grave simply by willing it to be. Those things are not final for the Jesus that defeated death with all power in His hands. There are situations in our lives that are on the brink of death and we hold on for dear life, but we must remember Hezekiah, who was instructed to get his house in order because he was going to die, turned his back to the wall and prayed to God, and fifteen years was added to his life.
When it is not in God’s will to resurrect certain things in our life, this is when you should look out for the hand of God. Something great is coming. When Jesus died, he cancelled out a contract of death and damnation for all His children. Salvation could not have been accomplished any other way. I sincerely believe that if there were another way for God’s children to be saved, it would have been done. I also believe that God allowing His only son to be killed in exchange for eternity spent with us was a way to prove his undying and radical love for us, His adopted children.
Death is not a sentence that should intimidate or bring fear to our lives. It is a means to a new lifestyle, a new habit, or a new relationship. We are outside the laws of death. The Bible says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 When death happens in your life, believe that it is in the will of Christ concerning your life and remember that you are outside of the law of death and damnation, and you now rest in the hand of Jesus, which promises that he will withhold no good thing from those that love Him and keep His commandments and all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.