Though we don’t live like it, death is a sure thing. I often take walks amongst the beautiful gardens and graves of the cemetery I live near. Thousands and thousands of headstones and memorial plaques lay quietly in various stages of abandon. Each represents another human who was once living and breathing like me. Right now death seems like something that happens to other people, but one day the sum of our lives will also be etched on a headstone for others to pass by. And then?
The Bible says that death is not the end. After death we will meet our maker. The one who made the heavens and the earth. The one who formed us in our mother’s womb. The one who gave us breath and life. The one who knows us better than we know ourselves. And the one to whom we will have to give account for our life.
The amazing thing is we don’t have to wait until we’re dead to meet our maker. Nor do we have to guess what He wants us to do with this life He’s given us. You can meet your maker today because your maker has come to meet you. The Bible’s great message is that Jesus is God come to earth to meet us.
“No one has ever seen God. But the unique One [Jesus], who is Himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us” John 1:18
As we see the words and actions of Jesus in the pages of the Bible we see God. And what do we see? We see our maker, indeed the maker of the entire universe, giving up His own life so that when we do meet Him after death we will be forgiven and welcomed.
Don’t spend another minute of your life without knowing the one who gave it to you. Meet your mighty, wise, loving maker today.
Prayer: Dear God, I want to know you. Open my eyes and heart to meet you in Jesus.
Acknowledgement: This article was sourced from Outreach Media, Sydney, Australia.
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