There has been a song, by Justin McRoberts, swirling in my head for a couple of days now. The key line for the song has some incredible truth in it.
McRoberts sings, “The question isn’t are you gonna die, you’re gonna die, will you be done living when you do?”
Read that again. There is something profound about that statement. It is not a matter of whether or not we will die. We are all going to die, but will we be done living when we do?
There are two things about living after death:
1. Will it be eternal life or eternal death? This life does not end with death. Will you live forever with Christ? Or will you be punished with eternal death? The only way to continue living after you die is to make sure you have a right relationship with God and have accepted His Son, Jesus Christ. “The question isn’t are you gonna die, you’re gonna die, will you be done living when you do?”
2. Will your legacy live on? We cannot live forever because our bodies decay and corrode. We will all die, but are we ensuring that we live on through other people? Leaving a legacy begins with teaching our kids to follow Christ. Jesus told us in the Gospel of Matthew how we can live on after death. He said, “Go into all the world and make disciples.” If we are making disciples, we will live on through other people. What we have instilled in other people will last for generations. “The question isn’t are you gonna die, you’re gonna die, will you be done living when you do?”
Make sure that when this life is over, you are not done living.
P.S. We are traveling to Little Rock this morning. I have a 1:00 meeting at the District Office to do a church planting assessment. Please pray for our safe travel. We will return home tomorrow morning.