“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.” – Steve Jobs
That we are uncomfortable with death is an understatement.
But if you think about it, we die a little bit every day.
Shakespeare said, “Cowards die many times before their deaths.”
Anyone ever had a career or business die?
death : a permanent cessation
And like death, the cross is also confusing
Death is the great “exposer.” It exposes all things that are temporary!
the trouble that dogs us,
the strongholds that keep us defeated,
even the sin that is killing us.
What dies at the cross?
Death reminds us what’s important, like every funeral we’ve been to. Let me say it another way:
Death reminds us that we hold too tight to that which is temporary, often at the expense of what truly matters.