Shepherd Daily Devotional – Where are you going?

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – John 10:10

All humans, regardless of their race and religion are interested in knowing what happens after death. Some people fear death, not because they are afraid to die but for the reason that they are unsure of what will happen to their soul after they are gone. The fear of the unknown is what often makes people feel uneasy at the thought of dying. One thing we all know is that our body is going to be buried in a grave when we pass on. But where our soul and spirit will be is often considered as one of the greatest mysteries in the world. Theologians, atheist and scientists have come up with hundreds of thousands of books regarding man’s journey on earth. Yet, the answer to this famous question can be found in the most popular book on earth – the Holy Bible.

On different occasions, Jesus delved into the subject of life and death. Interestingly, He didn’t make the issue of death sound like it was something that should be feared. More than once, He referred to “death” as “sleeping”. Moments before He brought Jairus’ daughter back to life He said, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” When Lazarus died, He said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep.” Throughout His ministry, Jesus made it clear that He came so that we may not just have life but have it fully. In other words, He came so we could have a life that never ends. Here’s the truth: Anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior would not only become a son of God, but would also live forever. Therefore, in Christ Jesus, our life’s journey has no end. That is, the destination of those who believe in Christ is not death but life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; John 11:1-16

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.