When we die life as we know it is over. Now think about this. When we are born life as we know it is over. In the womb we live in a dark fluid filled container. This is the only environment we know. It is our existence, and we have no idea of change. Then one day the plug is pulled, so-to-speak, and our fluid world ceases to exist. Our head is jammed into a tunnel at the end of which is a shocking never before experienced thing, light.
From the trauma of this transition we enter into a new world of existence. This world now becomes our place to grow and explore. There is good and evil in this world, and we experience varying amounts of both, but it becomes our home. This is what we know.
Would you like to change from this world to a new one? The other way to ask this question is would you like to die? The new world is vast and peaceful where the struggle between good and evil no longer exists. Most of us want to stay in this life. We want what we know to continue even though a better existence is ahead.
When we are conceived, birth is inevitable. Once we are born death becomes inevitable. Our time in the womb, as well as our time here on earth, is important for our growth, but we were never meant to stay in the womb, and we aren’t meant to stay in this life. I think that this life is like another gestation period leading to the eternal life that God intends for us. What does God intend for us?
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)