Borrowed from a favorite pastor’s website, this is the best view on death and rebirth I’ve seen.
If an unborn baby could form clear thoughts, he would most certainly resist the process that was forcing him from the only world he has known…..the womb. He would think of it as dying.
What he would think was death is what we call birth.
So it is with us.
What we think is dying is birth into God’s bright new world of heaven.
Although I have always known that all good things come from God, I have often neglected to give Him the credit. Now, after having experienced a life changing decision, I have become more aware of His personal attention and recognize each and every blessing and their unbelievable timing.
After 20 years in a dead-end job I felt that I couldn’t stay there another second, so I decided to leave. While the awesome indescribable relief of simply walking out that door was overwhelming, I worried that I might not be doing what God wanted me to do. I was old enough to retire and had “put in my time”, as it were, but the economy was bad and it was scary to lose the paycheck. I took all of it to God and asked Him to let me know He was standing by me in this decision. I imagined feeling His arms around me and instantly felt calmer. I sensed the warmth of His love and approval flowing into my very being. Then the blessings (hugs) began.
Four months later I found that I had become very frugal and was a much better money manager. When bills came due, God directed situations that supplied whatever was needed, and He provided unexpected help from various sources and persons. Every day now I am aware of and very grateful for the many hugs I receive……………All things work together for the good to those who love God (Romans 8:28)