If death is natural why does it feel so wrong?
Here is a modified something that I posted back in 2017, before I began blogging.
One of the most convincing evidences of the truth of the gospel is the fact that we all feel that death is something that ought not happen. Every other aspect of our natural being makes sense: we hunger, there is natural food and we are nourished by it; we have a drive for sex, there is a mate to fulfil that and it results in multiplication of humankind; we fear a danger, and adrenalin provides energy for battle or escape; we have creative ambition and can create. But then comes death. It makes no sense. We want to go on… but the fact of death thwarts us.
God has created us with a sense of eternity in our hearts. Death feels wrong because it is wrong. The fact that all around us and within us death exists is not God’s fault, it is ours – ours because of sin. Long ago we chose, and every day we choose, sin over God. Death is not what God our Creator intended. “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts….” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
“We take it for granted and we are not surprised at all about the eternal nature of God but the greater wonder is that God has seen fit to put His own everlastingness within the hearts of men and women….
I believe that this is the truth about our troubles and our problems: We are disturbed because God has put everlastingness in our hearts. He has put a longing for immortality in our beings. He has put something within men and women that demands God and heaven—and yet we are too blind and sinful to find Him or even to look for Him!…
Men and women need to be told plainly, and again and again, why they are disturbed and why they are upset. They need to be told why they are lost and that if they will not repent they will certainly perish. Doctors and counselors will tell troubled men and women that their problems are psychological, but it is something deeper within the human being that troubles and upsets—it is the longing after eternity.” – A.W. Tozer, Christ the Eternal Son, pp. 52-54
“The wages of sin is death,” (Rom. 6 :23a) But the gospel tells us there is a way back to eternality. There is an answer to that inner longing, and that answer is Christ! “…the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23b).
May the Lord, help all who read this see past the commotion and chaos of this world and listen to that longing within. May they all reach out and grasp Christ, our only hope of salvation and the gift of eternal life.
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