a better country, one last thing (I think)


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.




  1. Mom

    I am soul-touched by your last three posts. This last one reminds me of this thought from C.S. Lewis: “You have never met a mere mortal.” Can’t tell you how much I love you.

  2. joannalinberg

    I love that quote!

  3. sarah kate branine

    So, I just found you via my friend Shanna. I can already tell that I need to be a frequent visitor here just by this one blog post that I read, as well as viewing your current reading list. Then again, I think any one who is a friend of Shanna’s is a friend of mine, which is a little odd for me to claim in the sense that Shanna and I have actually never met in person. But, I am so thankful for our friendship via blogging. (She actually went to college with my husband too.)

    Anywho, I’m grateful to have come across your blog today. Thank you for your thoughts in this post!

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