The scripture for today, November 25, is John 11:25 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.’ “
This has always been puzzling: People who have been Christians all their lives find out from their doctor that they are going to die, and they weep and beg God to keep them alive. Why? Heaven is our final destination, not earth. We claim we want to go to heaven, but we do not want to do what is necessary to get there. Death is the door to heaven. Death is not the end, but the beginning!
Let us be willing to look death in the eye and say, “Jesus has conquered you! I will close my eyes in death and then open them again to behold my Creator and my Savior!”