Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thirsty Thursdays: Eternal Life

For ages mankind has been searching for a way to live forever. Remaining youthful is the common goal for many. There are facial products to reduce wrinkles, hair coloring to do away with greys, surgical procedures to smooth, tighten, whatever necessary to erase the signs of aging.  Tales of the “Fountain of Youth” have been widespread. Regardless of the countless inventions and attempts our physical bodies either have or will die. But there is a way to experience eternal life.

In John chapter 11 a man named Lazarus was sick and eventually physically died. “14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.” Martha (his sister) was saddened by the event of course but Jesus assured her that her brother will rise. “23 Jesus saith unto her, thy brother shall rise again…25 I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” As the chapter goes on Jesus raises Lazarus up from the dead as if he woke him up from his sleep.

All that we do to preserve our youth here on earth will not grant us eternal life. This physical state is temporary. The only way to eternal life is not through some fountain of youth but through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Believing in him, living righteously doing the will of God will get grant us eternal life. Do not get too caught up in the dealings of the world, once again it is temporary. “24 Then Jesus said unto his disciples, if an man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Matthew 16:24-26

Stay Thirsty My Friends

Thirsty Thursdays

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