Awaken to Eternity
“Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.” John 5:28-29 (NIV)
Jesus referred to death as a sleep because the resurrection awakens us to our eternal destiny. For the believer who dies in Jesus, they will awake in the resurrection at His return of eternal life in Heaven. For those who have willfully rejected Jesus as the Savior, they will awaken in the resurrection of 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.