• Maria B. White

The End

I am going to die one day. So are you. While we can’t be sure of the how or when, we can be sure it will come.

No one wants to think about death, even though we all agree it’s unavoidable. But, today I challenge you to think about the end. Your end.

I don’t care if you identify as an atheist, a Christian, a Buddhist, a Muslim or none of the above... Just take a moment and consider what will happen to YOU the moment after you draw your last breath. What do you believe happens?

If there is even the slightest possibility of an afterlife, of an eternity spent somewhere, then the stakes are too high to simply ignore the question.

After you’ve answered, ask yourself some follow-up questions: “Why do I believe what I believe? Do I believe what I do because my family or culture believes that way? Or are my convictions truly my own? Can I give a reason for the hope (or lack of hope) I have in the afterlife?”

Do the hard work today. Ask yourself the tough questions, the life-or-death questions. Do you have complete confidence in your position, whatever it may be? This is the hill you’ll die on, after all.

PS: Yes, I’ve considered these questions myself. God provided me with the answer to my every longing for understanding about this life by opening my eyes to both my sin and the One who seeks and saves lost sinners, Jesus Christ.

"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John‬ ‭14:6).

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture” (John‬ ‭10:9‬).

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew‬ ‭7:13-14‬).

"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John‬ ‭11:25-26‬).

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