Of course, I am borrowing from William Shakespeare's famous soliloquy, Hamlet. The line 'to be or not to be' has been debated extensively. But usually, it is interpreted as meaning, "Is it better to live or to die?"
Death comes in more ways than you might imagine. There is physical death, spiritual death, death of one's vision for their life. There can be the death of a friendship, a relationship, or even marriage. One's career can die as well as one's hopes and dreams.
A question, we should be rightfully asking is, "Should I be doing this? Should I be working at McDonald's? Should I be dating this person? Should I be working towards this specific degree? What is your question?
John 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
We know that God is the author of life, and He has the last word over death. We know in Hebrews 9:27, "it is appointed for men once to die..." So we can safely conclude that life and death are a part of God's whole plan for our lives.
Jesus has all authority, even over life and death. But when we focus on what we have lost, then we forget what He has given us. More importantly, we forget what He can do afterward. Never did Jesus, The Apostles or the early church fixate on the His death. They proclaimed His resurrection and His power over it.
Should I blog, yes I believe so? Jesus isn't done with me yet. There is so much more He has to give me.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, give me life above death and let me focus on You, not my losses. AMEN