Awaken to Eternity
“an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.” John 5:28-29 (ESV)
Jesus referred to death as a sleep because the resurrection awakens us to eternity somewhere. For the believer who dies in Jesus, they will awake to a resurrection of eternal life at the rapture of the church. For those who have willfully rejected Jesus as the Savior, they will be resurrected to eternal judgement.
Death is not the end and grief is not forever, but we can take hope that our loved ones who worshiped the Lord Jesus will rise to an eternity in Heaven. We can look forward to embracing them again when we all awaken to eternity.
Let’s pray today we may face death with the hope that in the resurrection, Heaven awaits.