Shepherd Daily Devotional

The Great Beyond

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

In Christ Jesus, our life’s journey has no end.

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. Atheists 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.

Interestingly, Jesus 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, Jesus said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep.” Jesus came so that we may not just have life but have it fully. So anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord, would not only become a son of God, but would also live forever. Therefore, in Christ Jesus, our life’s journey has no end.

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

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; John 10:10; John 11:1-16

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