"What a stupid question" you might say. "Who wouldn't prefer going to a party over a funeral?" Okay, I hear you. But just for a moment, let me direct your attention to a verse found in the Bible that relates to this subject. Hold on! Please don't run off just because I mentioned the Bible. The Bible is a book that could change your life dramatically forever if you'd just have an open mind and an open heart about it. I just ask for a few minutes of your time. Now . . . back to my point. Listen to this interesting statement found in the Bible. "It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart." If you're reading these words, then obviously and thankfully you're still among "the living" spoken of here. The question is, will you as the verse suggests take to heart what is being said here.
Have you been to a funeral lately a "house of mourning?" The next opportunity you have you should go. There's something about attending a funeral that brings you face to face with reality that is, your own mortality! Yes, one day you will die. The Bible says: "It is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgment." So, when is your appointment? "Don't be silly," you might say. "Death is way down the road somewhere for me." Oh really? Do you know how many people began this calendar year thinking the same thing, only now to find themselves on their deathbed due to a serious car accident, an unexpected cancer, or some other misfortune? Thousands, in fact, astonishingly and totally unanticipated, have already gone to their grave this year and are now awaiting that horrific day the Bible calls The Great White Throne Judgment of God. You see, the Bible says: "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." The Bible also says: "Prepare to meet thy God." Are you prepared? Would you be ready to meet God should death come suddenly and unexpectedly for you? Though some religious groups have erroneously taught otherwise, there are no "second chances" after death. The good news is the Bible makes it very clear as to how one can know for sure that their sins have been forgiven and that they are on their way to heaven. It is not necessary for you to fear death the way most people do. God has made it possible for you to have eternal life with Him upon leaving this world rather than facing His judgment. Would you like to have that assurance? If so, click here to see what the Bible has to say.