Human Death: The Undeniable Reality

In death, we know that our loved one is more than the body, for the body is still there, but our friend is gone.
This we cannot prove in a laboratory, but neither can we deny it in our hearts; our friend is gone and gone indeed.
Some say we are just material beings; the body is all there is, but death reminds us profoundly that we are more than a mere body.
For the body is still there, as it was before death summoned, but though the body is there, our loved one is gone.
Not gone in the sense of when a machine quits working, but rather when life has vanished.
Not like when a computer crashes for the final time and silently stares at you without blinking through a lone glass eye.
Not like a car that no longer runs but could with a new part, for in death, all the parts are there, but our friend is not.
Not like an animal that no longer instinctively eats, purrs, or barks.
No, our friend and our beloved soul mate, who loved and cared, is gone and undeniably so.

Death is the reality everyone must face, but if we face it in our own strength, death is forever. But if we face death trusting Christ, the loss for us is gain for our loved ones.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this” (John 11:25–26)?

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Ronnie W. Rogers