You may have heard the question: “Mommy, Daddy, what happens after we die?” Some people are just not sure of the answer. Many people when asked, stammer or change the subject. They just don’t know. The Bible clearly and definitively provides the answer to that question.
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
The Bible is clear: if the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead- God the Father- is living in us (inside our heart and mind), that same spirit will give life to our mortal bodies through His Spirit. We will be resurrected- both spiritually and physically.
Children long to know that answer especially when someone they love passes on. We must provide the answer to their inquiring minds and hearts. No half truths or I don’t knows. Children long to know, and this truth will provide them the answer they are seeking.
As we accept the person and Lordship of Jesus Christ into our hearts, He never leaves us, especially at death. Jesus even gave the thief on his side a place in heaven because the man cried out to Him.
Then he said, “Jesus, Remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, “Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43.
Praise God for both the Crucifixion of Christ, which paid for our sins, and His Resurrection, which restores us spiritually and physically and provides for the eventual reunion with the Father.
It is the responsibility of parents to teach their children spiritual truths such as these, and provide a spiritual base for their life. We would never purposefully deny our children good nutrition, medical care, education, practical advice or moral guidance, yet there are people who say they want their children to “make up their own minds” about their faith. Faith is essential for wisdom and faith needs a foundation. It is the parents sacred responsibility to provide it.
Teach your children Spiritual Truth. They both need and want to know, and will make this both a happy and meaningful Easter.
Photo: Husband Tom, son Shane and grandson, Lincoln, waiting for dinner and having fun together. There’s no one like pop-pop and daddy.