There are many thoughts that come to mind when we think of Dying. What will happen? What will it be like. Is there a heaven, or hell? You may have others that you would add. Whatever those questions may be there can be a comfort that comes when we God show us the answers.
My father-in-law is dying of cancer. It is a painful thing to watch someone you love go through this process. I have been amazed at the grace with which he is walking through this journey. I don’t believe that God would put cancer on anyone for ANY reason. And I believe with all my heart that God has the power to heal him. For whatever the reason this has not happened. What has happened though is still a miracle! My father-in-law is a godly man so full in the knowledge if where he will be and grace that this has brought makes me somewhat jealous. Dad is an example of faith and hope because there is no question in him about dying, only the firm understanding of knowing where he is going, and that is to be with his Father in heaven.
To anyone who may be reading this you have questions and a fear of dying I hope this will give you a desire to seek where this peace comes from.
Matthew 10:39 states: He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
This applies to anything in life. Anything we try to hang on to OR cling to we will eventually lose. But when we let it die it will come back in a fullness and completeness that would not have happened if we had not allowed it to die.
Dad gets this. I love him all the more for this lesson he is teaching me. And I love my Savior so much for teaching it to him!