Meditation Verse. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Scripture. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: ( For we walk by faith not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 KJV
Paul describes the Christian viewpoint on dying in this letter to the believers at Corinth.
He says we are to be confident that whilst living, our soul is enclosed in the body. Spirit clothed in clay. Our spirit is absent from the face to face presence of the Lord while we live.
It is our faith that carries us. We do not see Him in bodily form so our sight cannot help us to know Him as we could get to know a friend here among us. This is a confidence we can have!
But, Paul says we should have a second confidence also. We should be willing he says, to die and not worry about death, knowing that having been saved through accepting the Sacrifice by Jesus (God) on the cross for our sins, we have gained the right to be present with Him, face to face in spiritual form, after our physical death.
Lord, thank You for being the Way to everlasting life and reconciliation with the Father. Help me to be a light on the Path, gently guiding others to the one and only Way of Truth and Redemption. The Father's Plan is so simple, all can understand and believe. Amen.