I just finished a visit with my dad. I was told that he has been anxious and agitated. I tried to comfort him, but his anxiety and agitation were still there.
He tried to pass it off as the burdens of this world; however, he knows his body is slowly shutting down. He has came close to death twice in the past, that I know of. Each time, the doctors told us that he woke up swinging.
When asked, he would say, “I am fighting off death.” Knowing this, his anxiety and agitation take on a different meaning. He knows his time on this side of the veil is coming to an end, and he knows that he will soon be in front of the Throne Seat of Judgement.
There is a striking difference between how the Born Again and the those who are not deal with death. Those who reject Christ seem to want to confront God as a victimizer, while those who are Born Again want to embrace Him like a loving parent. I am witnessing my dad openly reject Christ, while I saw my mother transition expecting to see Jesus.
These two events, though painful, are a lesson. I don’t want anyone to go through the pain of seeing a loved one die in their sin. However, I know that it will happen.
Please, dear one. Do not blame God for the choices others make. God provides opportunities, it is their willing rejection that sends them to Hell.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Jn 3:16–19.