Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
-John 12:24, NKJV
Death is not pleasant.
I do not care how prepared one is. We were not made to die; rather, we were made to live forever. In fact, God tells us in the Bible that death entered the world through sin (see Romans 5:12).
But that is not to say God is incapable of redeeming death.
He redeemed His own son’s death, after all!
Today, you may find yourself staring at the death of your marriage, dreams, and the life you thought–or even did–once have. Or perhaps, you are experiencing the dying process as I write this.
Do not loose heart!
The spiritual principle from Christianity is that God allows and–one might even suggest–insists somethings die in order to bring forth new, abundant life. I can testify to this principle at work from my own very personal experience.
My first marriage died along with all the hopes and dreams I had for it.
Out of that death, God has brought forth abundant new life:
A new family with Mrs. DM and Munchkin. A new vibrant professional career as a chaplain. And a new avocation–blogging here at Divorce Minister.
The death of my first marriage cleared the way for all of those blessings.
Yes, death is not pleasant. But for the Believer, death is merely the gateway to greater blessing–whether in this life or the next. We need never to fear death for we serve the One who has conquered Death forever!