Today I’m wrapping up “Life’s Biggest Questions” with another question: What if?
What if… I’m wrong? What if it isn’t true? What if God is not real?
I will have spent my life in peace, love, and joy as a result of following God. I will have lived as a servant to people around me, blessing them with my gifts and my love to the best of my ability. I will have poured into the lives of others so that they can continue living in peace. I will have lived with wisdom and kindness. I will have cherished my time with my family, believing we are individuals each with a great plan, living for a greater purpose. I will die with peace in my heart, knowing that my time on earth is complete. And then… I will not know that I was wrong, and it will not matter. I will have had a good life.
What if… heaven is for real? What if a place with no pain, no tears, no problems, and no money needed to enjoy all of the riches truly does exist? What if once we die, we could spend eternity in a place that everyone is filled with a genuine joy and happiness? What if nobody argued? What if everyone agreed and lived in peace all the time? What if there was no time? No pressure to get things finished? No diseases, no illnesses, no sickness? What if those who were there cared about you and loved you, and you knew it and felt it, and loved them all back? What if it smells amazing and is more beautiful than the earth’s most magnificent sunset sky? What if the streets are made of gold and the gates are adorned with jewels? What if there is a room prepared there… just for you? A safe room, without fear of anyone or anything and without bills to pay for living there, forever. What if the bed were the most comfortable thing you ever lie down on? What if the clothes were amazing? What if you were truly royalty there? A child of the King of kings? What if the food was the best meal of your life… every single time you sat to eat? What if all the things you love on earth were even better in heaven, and available for you to enjoy whenever you wanted? What if you have a purpose in heaven? What if the reason you never feel fulfilled on earth is because earth is not the place you are actually created for? What if you are made for so much more? What if people who tell you about heaven are right? What if you could take your last breath on earth and not fear what would be next? What if you were in peace about death? What if you die tomorrow? What if this is the moment to choose heaven or hell?
What if… we have power over all evil in the name of Jesus Christ? What if he IS the Son of God who did come here to conquer death? What if he really was dead for three days, and lived again? What if all the people who said that they saw him alive three days after his death truly did? What if the only reason some still say that he did not rise after his death was because the guards watching the door were paid to not tell? What if that is the reason Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven… because he is the one who has conquered death? What if all you have to do… is choose to believe in Jesus? What if the Bible is real and accurate? What if all God wants you to know is that you need him? What if you could put your disbeliefs aside and spend a year getting to know God? What if this is that chance? These are the things I believe are true. One fact we can all agree on… death is real. What if life is your test?