So said the scrawling on the bathroom stall I found myself in Monday morning. Now, I guess I could have taken it as a warning, and left immediately, but instead I found myself reflecting on the fact that we’re all mortal, and we all have a short time on Earth to make an impact.
Christmas Points to a Death
Christmas is a time of joy, a time where we remember the baby that was born in the manager. A time filled with angels, a star, wise men, and shepherds. A time when the impossible became possible: God became flesh and dwelt among us. He was born of a virgin and was at the same time both man and God.
And yet, from the very beginning—from his very naming—it was clear what Christmas was about. “You shall call His name JESUS for He shall save His people from their sins,” was what the angel said. How would He do that? By dying in our place.
We Will All Die
The Good News is that death is not the end. Christ has had victory over death. That babe in the manager did not stay a child. We may accept His free gift of His life and live forever with Him. Death is not the end!
So yes, we will all die. It may be today, it may be tomorrow, it may be years down the road. Will you be ready when that day comes?