Out text will be taken from 1st Corinthians 15:42-43. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43. It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
It wasn’t easy to watch my Mom die a few days after she had a stroke. The last night I saw her alive, I put my hand on her chest and her heart was beating very fast. She was literally dying. I felt so helpless and yet I knew she would be in a far better place. So I was torn. But I can take comfort in the fact that she will be there on the other side with Jesus Christ waiting on me. So in reality, she has passed out of one door but has entered a whole new life.
Death is not the end; it is only the beginning.
It’s very much like reading the last chapter of a book, closing it, and then opening a new book and then you begin reading it.
Though death is an ending; according to our text it is also a new beginning.
My mom will never face death again. She will never sin, feel pain or sadness again. Broken hearts will be a thing of the past and doctors, Alzheimer’s disease, taxes, hospitals, war, famine, aging, and funeral homes will no longer exist. In Heaven there will be no cemeteries. Praise God! I would say that is a new beginning. By the way, it will never end.
So why would you want to miss it?
Dear reader, death is not the end; it is only the beginning and that’s true whether you are saved or not. Your new beginning can either be in glory or damnation. It’s your choice.
If you have never been saved, get saved right now. You will be glad you did.