It’s not so easy to understand what happens after you take your last breath. Most Christians believe that after you die you go to a place where God lives called Heaven, if you’re worthy, and if you’re not you’re destined to a place where Satan lives called Hell. Some believe there’s a place in the middle that holds those who need to be polished up a bit before they’re admitted into Heaven. I guess such a middle place as that isn’t needed for those bound to Hell.
I’m thinking about death because I lost my mother this past July and more recently an ex-wife that I was married to for 7 years. I suppose it happens to everyone, those living anyway, that when someone close to you, or someone you had a connection with dies, it causes an internal alarm to go off, a signal that the end is inevitable.
Death is a big intimidator, an unknown that you’ll never be able to discover until after it’s captured you. Can it even be known then? What if you don’t believe in God, Heaven, Satan, or Hell? Do those who don’t believe in an afterlife cease to be when they’re dead? And who’s to know if believers are rewarded or penalized. Is my Christian faith strong enough to make me unafraid of the Big Intimidator? It’s being put to the test now that’s for sure.
Life after death is an oxymoron.