I once saw an obituary poster of a 45 yr old man and the caption read “GONE TOO SOON”. I paused a while, was pitying him when I suddenly remembered one of my forefathers who died at age 969, Mr Methuselah. He died! Yes he still died!!
Then it dawned on me, no matter how long we spend on this earth we’re still going to die one day. However death is not your termination but your transition into eternity.
Today is the visible tip of the iceberg. Eternity is all the rest you don’t see underneath the surface.
The only time most of us think of eternity is at funerals and its often shallow. You may think its morbid to think about death but its actually unhealthy to live in denial of death and not consider what is inevitable.
Just as the 9 months you spent in your mother’s womb were not an end in themselves but preparation for life, so this life is preparation for the next.
Myles Munroe of blessed memory once said “the greatest tragedy is not death but a life without purpose”.
How are you living this present life you have? What impact have you made in the lives of the people around you? What is it you have being procrastinating? Is it your salvation or even sharing the good news with another? Someone once said, “you are the only christian some people would ever know”.