When I go to prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too (John 14:3, CEB).
My wife made an interesting observation the other day; something that I’d never really thought about before. She said that human beings were designed to live and not to die.
She observed how the systems within our bodies are all designed to repair themselves. We all know about blood clotting, which, by the way, is an incredibly complex system. However, I did some more research and discovered information about the P53 gene, which is amazingly clever. It acts as a gate-keeper for cell division. In other words, it protects you against cancer.
If a cell in your body has too many mutations, P53 will stop the cell division and activate repair mechanisms. And if that doesn’t fix it, it will actually make the cell commit suicide. About half of cancers involve mutations that break P53 itself, so that body can no longer protect itself.
You have been “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) to live and not to die (See Romans 5:12). Death is the enemy and not the destination. Because of the grace we have received through Jesus Christ, we now rule in life! (v.17).
You were made for life, and with all the good things that it brings. That’s why Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you, and he will return to take you home.
Eli’s Reflection: Consider your relationships and your behaviour towards others. Do they tend toward life or toward death? The former behaviour will bring happiness and peace, and the latter will bring misery and stress. Ask God to conduct a profound examination of your heart.
Article supplied with thanks to Dr Eliezer Gonzalez.
About the Author: Dr Eli Gonzalez is the Senior Pastor of Good News Unlimited and the presenter of the Unlimited radio spots, and The Big Question.