From Pastor’s Desk:
For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. –
Romans 14:8 NKJV
Since the Lord Jesus has taken the sting out of death, and the victory from the grave (SEE 1 Cor. 15:55-56), we can rest assured that whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. Rather than being fearful of death, we ought to realize that death is as much a part of life as life itself. Death is but a transition. Easy to say, I know. But nonetheless, true. When God’s time for a person to pass from this life to eternity, the unknown aspect of death tends to distract from the truth that we are Lord’s.
A hymn written in 1934 by Thomas Ramsey and Charles E. Durham has quite a message: “I Won’t Have to Cross Jordan Alone”
(Chorus) I won’t have to cross Jordan alone, Jesus died all my sins to atone. When the darkness I see, He’ll be waiting for me, I won’t have to cross Jordan alone.
Living or dying, we are the Lord’s. The promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us holds true through the transition of death.