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To Live Forever

on 28 December 2009

Before I skipped town, I had to chance to indulge my obsession interest in Ancient Egypt by looking at a small burial exhibit at a local museum. It was wonderful. The exhibit was nicely set up, the curator was entertaining, and the artifacts beautifully restored.

One idea has occupied my mind since then- was is it about death that warrants it taking up so much of life? These Egyptians spent so much of their life thinking about, paying for, and arranging for their deaths that it must have cut into their living activities quite a bit. Their quest for fame and wealth was only a little oriented towards a position in life- mostly, it was to secure their comfort in death.

Yet, they never found the satisfaction that their hearts and minds needed to be at rest. The type of satisfaction that only comes from knowing Who your Saviour is, from accepting His sacrifice as payment for your sins, and from resting in the comfort that He has your future firmly in hand. Instead, they lived in a constant state of fear that no matter how much good they did, their hearts may not measure up against the feather of truth.

Because, when you look at things in a practical manner, your soul is going to live forever. It’s inevitable. No matter how or when your body expires, your soul is indestructible.

The main concern lies in whether your soul will live in the peaceful presence of God, or in the eternal torment of hell. The choice is yours based on one, single decision of salvation you make or don’t make on earth. It doesn’t matter how or where you are buried, if you make regular sacrifices to the gods, or if you paint certain pictures on your coffin. All that matters is your decision to accept Christ as your Saviour.

It’s a lot to think about, isn’t it?

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2 responses to “To Live Forever

  1. LindaB says:

    Nicely and succinctly put! Nice to find online a fellow believer AND Austen fan! What a pleasant combination.

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