Death is a reality none of us can escape. The coronavirus disease COVID–19 has shown that man is at the mercy of a small microbe.
The global reach and economic impact the pandemic has caused is huge. In spite of all our technological advances COVID–19 reminds us of death creeping in as an uninvited guest.
We all fear death. The reality of death should make us think. Why is life on earth brief? Why is there pain, sickness, suffering, and finally death?
In spite of all entertainment and happiness and killing of our boredom with gadgets; what is the meaning of life?
I am not trying to be pessimistic but truthful. The Bible declares that the wages of sin is death! Sin here doesn’t refer to some particular wrong in your life but to the problem faced by entire humanity.
Sin as a virus has infected all human beings. No one is exempt from its infection. The first social distancing happened at the Garden of Eden when man sinned against God. The virus of sin created a separation between God and man.
Just like one virus infected person can spread the infection to another all mankind got this sin infection in their blood because of our first parent’s rebellion against God in the Garden of Eden.
The Bible also says that not one of us can escape death or earn our salvation by doing good deeds. The bonus points we gain through our good deeds simply do not add up. It falls short.
Why? Because we all are sin-virus infected we owe a moral debt to God so huge we simply cannot pay on our own. Someone else had to do it for us.
Therefore God send his Son Jesus as a human being to this earth to pour out his innocent blood–not infected by the sin virus–on the cross to solve the sin problem.
The Bible declares: “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”*
The gift of salvation.
It is given free.
To who all say “Thank You” and receive it.
But that is not all. Jesus came back to life from the dead. He lives forever. And to those who receive the gift, death is not the final curtain. Instead it is the bridge to life never ending!
*Romans 6:23 Bible
“having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross”
— Colossians 2:14 Bible NASB.
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