Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life.

John 3:36

What happens the moment after you took your last breath? None of us really know exactly what it will be like; however, those who’ve put their trust in Jesus have an expectation beyond the limitations of this world. We know that somehow we will be different than what we are now. We know that we will have spiritual bodies in the presence of God. We know that our existence will transcend time as we know on this earth. We know that our eternal lives will be absent of death, sorrow, or pain.

Many people ridicule the Christian faith for believing and trusting in eternal life. They believe when we take our last breath…that’s it, end of story. Yet, it’s really the beginning for all of us—both the believer and the unbeliever. Those who reject Christ will immediately be in awareness of their eternal separation from God. They will still have feelings and understanding of their destitution just as the rich man in Luke 16:19-31. He was in torment and anguish—yet, he remembered his family and longed for them to not come his way. But it was too late for him to do anything for anyone—especially for himself.

Our eternal destination in Christ is completely undeserved and is only possible because of His rich grace and mercy. None of us will stand before God in confidence based on our good works and service to others. All of us who know the Lord Jesus Christ will stand solely based on our faith in His sacrifice for our sins. We will be eternally grateful for God’s compassion to lead us to the cross of Christ.

Eternal life is the one gift that we never want to pass up. Regardless of who we are, where we live, or what we do—each of us will take our last breath on earth—unless Jesus comes back first for His people. With that last short breath, may we wake up on the others side of glory! Because He lives…we have eternal life!


Dear Lord, I praise Your name for the joy of eternal life that is set before me. I want to live my life on this earth giving glory and honor to Your name. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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