in retrospect: the end

mosesatneboDeuteronomy 34

Why did God not let Moses cross over the Jordon to set foot in the promised land before he died?  Partly it was because of his sin, but there is more to it than that.  Moses’ life serves as a kind of analogy for us.  He comes to an end of a long and fruitful life – and it stops.  He does not see the fulfillment of his dreams and aspirations. He must await a resurrection for that.

Likewise, we – who live today and seek to do God’s will – will not get our reward at death.  But our next conscious moment will be a resurrection in which we see Jesus face to face.  The one who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion.  Death is not the end; it is merely a dramatic pause in the story.

LORD, help us to live fully until the end – knowing that it is not really the end.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can contact him at -- !
This entry was posted in dependence upon God, resurrection, sleep of death and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s