There’s a word that we don’t like to say. We’ll look for just about any other word or phrase just so long as we don’t say that word. We’ll turn ourselves inside out, we’ll do anything not to say that word. That one word. The “D” word – Death.
They’re deceased, they’ve expired, they’ve passed, they’ve been released, they’ve gone into the afterlife, they’ve entered their rest, their eternal rest or eternal sleep, they’ve reached their final rest, they’ve left this life, they’ve gone home, they’ve gone to heaven, they’re in paradise, they’ve passed away or passed over. And the list goes on and on.
There’s a reason that we’re uncomfortable with the word death. We were never made to experience it. It’s completely strange and foreign to how God made us and who we are.
When God made the world, there was no such thing as death. God predicted that death would crash into the world if Adam or Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17). And when they ate, death came like a freight train. And with death came a whole bunch of other problems including sickness, pain, brokenness.
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