Can a mortal go on living and never see death? Who can set himself free from the power of the grave? Psalm 89:48
“Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. Psalm 39:4
In death we live and breathe.
It surrounds both night and day.
There is no quick escape
its aroma of decay.
Its dark arms seek to grasp
and clasp in desperate way.
It holds no bod’ly form,
yet on bodies it does prey.
There is no escaping.
All must be coldly consumed.
Each man must come to terms
with doomed truth that always looms.
But death need not be feared
if filled with new life within.
For in Jesus all live
if they’re crucified in Him.
For death is but a gift
given on this mortal sphere,
to deliver us from
all sin and devilish fear.
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:12
LORD Jesus, you are my shepherd. I am never in need. You makes me lie down in green pastures. You lead me beside peaceful waters. You renew my soul. You guide me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of your name. Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, because you are with me, I fear no harm. Your rod and your staff give me courage. You prepare a banquet for me while my enemies watch. You anoint my head with oil. My cup overflows. Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life, and I will remain in Your house for days without end. Amen. Psalm 23
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20