Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 5 – 11 February 2017
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Once I was walking on a dark alley when I was frightened when I heard a noise. To my relief, the noise was created by a frog. However, the experience I had during that time was heart-pounding. Had I not known that it was made by a frog, I would have not continued walking into it.
Most of us had that experience when walking dark areas. The absence of light creates not only an frightening environment but it also casts a shadow that blinds our eyes even if they are working properly. Darkness shrouds the unknown and gives us chills.
In life, we are constantly under the shadow not only of uncertainty but also the shadow of death. All of us will eventually face it yet not all have the same way of facing it. Others face it with fear, while some are worried about what will happen to their loved ones when they depart.
However, for a Christian, death is not simply termination of life but rather a new beginning. A new beginning with God with His promises fulfilled and peace abounding to the souls of the departed. God’s promise of life after death is fulfilled by the death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ, whom through Him showed us that He is the Messiah and sent by God not only for the sinners but also to deliver the good news of life everlasting through Him.
Today, God is offering us the gift of eternal life at the time of our death. Are you ready to receive it?
For a Christian, death is not the end but rather a new beginning.