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What is your life?

Submitted by martinleech on Mon, 16/11/2020 - 12:05

I can’t remember when I was first aware of ‘being alive’ or when I first started to think about life and death. I suppose I was quite young. It is part of our shared human experience that we all think about such things. In the Bible, the apostle James raises the question, ‘What is your life?’ (James 4:14, ESV). He answers his own question and says we are like mist, here for a little while and then vanishing from sight. Life is short and uncertain... COVID-19 has made that abundantly clear. As James says, we ‘do not know what tomorrow may bring’. One thing is certain though, whether literally tomorrow or ‘tomorrow’ meaning ‘in the future’, we must all die. Our physical bodies may die, but what about our souls? What will happen to them? Physical death is not the end for our souls, they will continue to exist, either in heaven or in hell eternally. Which of those it will be depends upon whether you place your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ the Saviour of sinners. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, ESV). This is the greatest sign of God’s love for this world. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16, ESV)