Death Will Be No More
“When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’
‘O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?’
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57
I’ve had one hydrangea blossom in a vase in my living room for two weeks. All the others have since wilted and perished, but this one keeps on thriving. I wake up each morning and make my way to the living room expecting a shriveled mess, only to be surprised by what seems to mimic life. But that gorgeous bloom, with its tiny baby blue and white flowers, is already dying. Death was its destiny since day one.
My expectation and anticipation of death displayed as I await my hydrangea blossom’s demise makes me long for the day when death will be no more. As I write this, bees are buzzing by, birds are making nests, flowers are springing up. Spring is here, and it’s breathtaking. For a time, the barrenness of the earth is behind us. But only until the warmer seasons change to bitter cold again.
This inevitable fact follows us: death is proud. And until Christ returns, we will face it again and again. Oh, but what a glimpse of glory we receive now as we await His coming! What will it be like to live where flowers never fade and loved ones never leave? One day, this will be our reality.
Whether you’re lost in the beauty of Spring bursting forth around you or still longing for it, let it draw your mind upward where Christ is. He’s coming soon. May we live in joyful expectation of His return.
Father, we long for Christ’s return. We long for the day when all will be made new, and we will be with Jesus. Give us strength to persevere and joy in our waiting. Thank You for conquering sin and death through Your Son. In Jesus' name, Amen.
What do you look forward to most about Heaven? Read Revelation 21-22 and ponder this question.
Brittany Allen is a follower of Christ, wife to James, and momma to three in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to encourage women to think and live biblically and thrives on seeing women open up their hearts to the Savior and to other women around them.