(Matthew 7:13-14) Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.
There is something we definitely don’t want to think about. But we must. Every one of us has an appointment that we will not miss. And that is death. Death, though, is not our final destination. Death is only a doorway to our destination. Death is the point beyond which we do not return to life on earth. The ultimate question is: “Where will you spent eternity”.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). The life that Jesus gives is infinitely and eternally different than the life one possesses now. It refers to life as God has it. That of immortality belongs to God that becomes ours when we accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Those who believe in life after death lead happier lives and trust people more. Those who have assurance of an afterlife are more satisfied with the present life. The certainty of heaven helps us cope with the uncertainties of earth. Only those who are ready to die are prepared to live.
Jesus said there are two roads in life. He said, “The broad road leads to judgment, destruction, and hell. On that road people seem to be having a wonderful time. It’s a party atmosphere. “Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die” is their motto. But there is emptiness, loneliness, and insecurity.
The narrow road, on the other hand, leads to heaven. Traveling on that road is difficult because it goes against the grain of society, the tide of all pleasures, and the sins of this world. But on this road, there is a sense of destiny, a distinction of hope, an assurance of something better to follow than this earthly existence.
Meditation: Where will you spend eternity?
RM: What is Life?
Prayer: I pray today that I will not miss eternity with Christ in Jesus name, Amen.