Keller: It’s healthy to acknowledge our inevitable physical death

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Have you ever heard someone say, “I wish I could live forever?”

That’s getting around the reality that many people fear death and the only time they think about it is at funerals.

At my age of 80, I occasionally think of my physical death. I think about the many people I grew up with who are no longer living. How many went to their graves believing that physical death was the end? Some knowing that there was an eternity ahead, but not being prepared.

Thinking about death may seem morbid to many people, but, actually, it’s unhealthy to live in denial of death, not considering the hereafter.

I’ve heard it said, and I believe, only a fool would go through life unprepared for what we all know will eventually happen.

Until I was 45 years old, all my time was spent thinking about my temporary life on earth. It was then that I had a spiritual experience and accepted Jesus as my Savior.

Today, I realize that my stay on Earth is just a preparation for where I’ll spend my next life.

I’ve chosen to spend eternity in Heaven with my Heavenly Father.Not being prepared prior to that, I would have settled for an eternity in Hell.

That’s the only two choices people have. There’s a Heaven to gain and a Hell to lose.

Measured against eternity, our time on Earth is just a blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever.

Keep in mind God has a plan for each of us on Earth, but it doesn’t end there. Our death will be our birthday into eternal life.

The Bible says, “This world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.”

Years ago a popular slogan encouraged people to live each day as “the first day of the rest of your life.” Actually, it would be wiser to live each day as if it were the last day of your life.

It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our final day.

God’s Word says, “No mere man has ever seen, heard or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the Lord.”

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