By Alison Miller
It has been a while since you, my readers, have heard from me.
Fear not, I did not stop writing. I was only on a short break.
At this point, it is hard not sharing the passion that burns within. On one platform or another, I will always share my thoughts and experiences. Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and kind words, they mean more than I can ever say.
Last month, I went to Eleuthera to celebrate the Emancipation Holiday. During those four days, one of them was spent at a funeral service.
I know that is not a fun thing to do when you are on holiday. However, that service was not sad at all. I will say that whenever I attend a funeral, the reality of morality is intense. As the preacher was mid way through his sermon giving truths about the deceased. He said, “We are always faced with the question, if you were to die today do you know where you would be going?”
The congregation was silent. I assumes it all gave thought to the question asked.
At funerals, it is often said that we who are witnesses will be as the deceased is. The bible informs us that it is appointed once for man to die and after his death he will be judge. My point is where do you want to go, heaven or hell?
The bible tells us that if we confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ died and rose on the third day we are saved from our sins. Being saved from our sins assures us a great place in eternity. Jesus died for this purpose that man and his kind can be reconciled to God. It is because of that we cannot allow that sacrifice to go in vain.
How many of us can answer the question positively? If you were to die today that Jesus did not sacrifice his life in vain? Whether we accept it or not, hell is real and a place we do not want to be for eternity. God will use what he chooses to reach us.
Nevertheless, let us not only think about our mortality when we attend a funeral, but if that is the only time when some of us consider the afterlife, then that will work as well. But let us hear whenever God delivers a word to us. It does not matter whether it is on the radio, in church, or a conversation; either way, we cannot hear if we don’t have a relationship with him.
The bible says that we must be born-again. Let us not take the opportunity that God gave us for granted. Let us embrace it so that eternity can be a positive place for us.