Your relatives and the funeral staff will take care of it. They will take your body out of the house and deliver you to the funeral home of your family’s choice. They will take off your clothes, wash your body, and dress you up. They will even apply makeup to make you look presentable. Many will come to the funeral to honor you. Some will even cancel their plans and ask for leave to go to the funeral.

Your possessions, things that you hate to be borrowed, will be sold, donated or burned. Your keys, tools, books, CDs, DVDs, board games, collections, clothes, all of it. You can be sure that the world won’t stop and cry for you. The economy will continue. You will be replaced at work. Someone with the same or even better ability will take your place. Your property will switch to heirs.

No doubt the small and big things you have done in your life will be spoken of, judged, doubted, and criticized. People who only knew your face will say, ′′Poor thing!” Your good friends will cry for a few hours or several days, but then they will laugh again. Your pets will get used to the new owner. Your pictures will be hanging on the wall for a while, then they will be put on furniture and finally stored at the bottom of the box. Someone else will sit on your couch and eat from it.

Deep pain in your home will last for a year or two, maybe ten. Then you will join the memories and your story will end. But although it will end among people here in this world, your real story begins in a new reality in your life after death.

The things that you once had will lose their meaning. You cannot bring your earthly possessions here: The beauty of your body, your last name, property, loans, job title, bank account, house, car, academic titles, classmates, trophies, friends, family, etc.

In your new life, you will only need your soul. That’s the only “property” that will last after your physical death. So, the big question is: Do you know where your soul is going after this life is over?

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 ESV) We can choose to accept Jesus’ payment for our sin, or we can choose to pay for our sins ourselves. But we must remember that the payment for our sin is eternity in hell. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). Don’t enter into eternity without obeying the gospel.

–  Edited by:
Jonathan Anderson