The Endgame

I'm going to watch The Avengers Endgame in a few hours.  No, no spoilers here, you're safe.

But that got me to thinking about the word, "Endgame."  Dear Brother Webster defines it as, "the final stage of some action or process."

There is an end to everything.  Hebrews 9:27 says, "And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,"  To most of us, death is the endgame.  We live, and then we die.  What we do in between is what gives us value.

But I would like to offer you another point of view.  Death isn't the end.  It's a new beginning.  John 3:16 talks about our eternal life.  Romans reminds us that we can spend eternity with Christ in heaven or be forever separated from Him in hell.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 6 that we are to be investing in our eternal home.  Paul tells us in 1 Cor 13:13 that we can take our faith, hope, and love with us.

Yes, there is an endgame in life.  Yes, there can be an endgame in eternity.  (At least that's what hell sounds like to me.)  But in heaven, there is no end, to life, time, hope, love and a host of other things that we will enjoy.  Jesus said in John 14 that He was going to heaven to prepare a place for us.

Death isn't the end for the faithful.  It is the beginning.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, show me how to live my life today.  AMEN