A recent TIME Magazine cover opens with a story titled “How to Die”. In this story, the author, Joe Klein, tells of how he managed to deal with caring for both of his parents after they fell sick in the latter part of their lives. He also shares the lessons that he learned about life and death while taking care of his elderly parents.
Like Joe Klein’s parents, we all have a set day when we are going to die. That date and time is unknown to us, but it is known to God. Death is a scary thought for many people, but yet, it remains an inescapable part of life. It is a part of life that we all, at one point or another, must face. Whether it is our own death, or the death of a family member or friend, we have or will have to come to grips with the inevitable reality of the end of life.
All people enter the world the exact same way – as infants incapable of taking care of themselves. And all people leave the world the exact same way – through death. Unfortunately, thousands of people die everyday without really knowing how to die. You may be asking, how to die? Charles H. Spurgeon said, “When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” Dear friend, God wants you to know that He loves you. You and I are but one step away from death everyday. All God has to do is lift His life-giving hand away from our bodies and we would drop dead; and there is nothing that any doctor or emergency technician can do about it. Dear Friend if you were to die today would you be ready and would you be sure that you would go to heaven? If not here’s how.
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