Death Happens

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Let go and let God.

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Job 1:21

Job said, “Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I go back there.”

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Death.

Let’s talk about it.

I know, I know, you’d rather not.

But it truly is the proverbial elephant in the room.

What if I told you that death was the key to a happy life?

Sounds contradictory, but the universe seems to thrive on paradox.

Jesus said that when you lose your life, you find your life (Matthew 10:39).

He also said unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit (John 12:24).

Death leads to life.

Jesus walked the talk.

He died to any ego pursuits, and discovered his calling to heal the sick, free the oppressed and to preach about the kingdom of God.

That’s the state of love and harmony that is available now to those who are present to it.

As Jesus said of this kingdom: “It is among you” (Luke 17:21).

Jesus also showed us that physical death is also not the end, but a new beginning of life transformed.

This is what all the Near Death Experiencers are confirming.

So, returning to today’s scripture passage, Job stated this after finding out that great calamities had just wiped out his sons and daughters as well as his livestock.

Job’s response shows that he knew that everything in this earthly existence will wither away.

Physical death can come at any time.

In other words, “You can’t take it with you!”

Job’s next statement was, “Blessed be the name of the Lord!”

Dying always leads to new life.

That realization saves and frees me every day!

When you see this pattern in your life and consciously live it, you will have much joy and peace.

And when physical death does come one day, you will be well versed in the practice.

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Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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