Verse of the Day
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” [1 Corinthians 15:55 – NASB]
The idiom “Cross my heart and hope to die” is used by children to emphasize the seriousness or truth of a statement made to their peers. Amazing, isn’t it? The awareness and fear of death starts at a very early age and only intensifies as we grow older. With death comes the end of life. There is a finality to it that is unavoidable and terrifying. We try everything to avoid growing older, by changing our physical appearance as well as our mental outlook. Nevertheless, death will come to all of us. Our lives here on Earth will end.
All of this changes when Jesus Christ comes into our lives. For the first time, we have an understanding of what death really is—simply a transitional moment in our lives as citizens of the Kingdom. We take great joy in the knowledge that God loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us on the Cross. Thanks to Jesus’ death and resurrection, we will spend eternity in Heaven worshiping and glorifying God. “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”