Friday, 6/19/20 – Question: Why does death feel so wrong?

Why does death feel so wrong?

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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.

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God has created within us all the above mentioned felt needs and more. He has placed within His creation, or has within Himself, all the means necessary to satisfy each one of them. He has also created within us a sense of eternity in our hearts.

Observes Solomon,

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts….” (Eccl. 3:11)

Death feels wrong because it is wrong. Death is not what our Creator intended.

Tozer speaks further on this…

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 Christ the Eternal Son.

This world is filled with so much commotion, distraction, activity, and noise! The madness of the material fills and busies our senses till that longing for eternity is drowned out — and the devil dances!

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Covid-19 has forced us to come apart from this, forced us to sit in silence and contemplate that nagging, loving, still, small Voice which is His loving call. We are made for Him, and we are eternal. The question is how and where one choses to experience one’s eternality!

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts….” (Eccl. 3:11)

Believe on Christ, allow Him to rule in your heart and you will see: His perfect love casts out all fears, death is a threat no more. Death is swallowed up by Christ’s Victory. Eternal LIFE becomes your destiny!

Press on…

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