In case anyone is wondering, thinking about heaven doesn’t at all make me sad or depressed. It makes me hopeful and purposeful. I hope I didn’t sound bummed in my last two posts. I assure you: I am at normal levels of unbummededness.
Moving on to what I think is my last thing to say about death and heaven.
Jesus said to her [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
If you’ve been through Sunday School, you know this verse. And I used to read it and think, “Yeah, you may die, but you get to go to heaven, so it’s all good. It’s like you never died.”
But really (biologically), one moment you’re alive on this earth. The next, you’re alive in the presence of God. So you actually never die. There is no second or two of being dead. You are an eternal being right now. Death truly doesn’t touch us.
I just think that’s cool.