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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Random Thoughts On Mortality

Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. - Blaise Pascal 
Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
C. S. Lewis
Well, folks, we've lived to see another day - isn't that glorious!  Seriously, though, at the risk of sounding overly sentimental, we're not guaranteed anything.  I could drop dead before I even hit publish.  Death is the only certain part of life (well, unless Jesus comes back first, but you know what I mean).

I was thinking about death the other day, not because I often do or anything but just in the way that I think most people think about their mortality from time to time.  I was thinking about how good Heaven is going to be - the mystery that it is.

Then the thought occurred to me that perhaps God put an innate fear of death in us humans so that we would try to live as long as we could because if we really knew how much we were going to love Heaven we wouldn't try that hard to survive.

Kinda morbid but kinda cool, right?

Don't read me incorrectly, though, I'm still trying pretty hard to survive!  But thinking about Heaven takes the fear of dying away a little more.  Just a passing thought that I thought I'd share.   

2 comments :

  1. I like this thought!

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  2. Not morbid at all..to me..I like your way of thinking...:-)
    love you,
    Aunt Diane

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