Coming at You!

 You’re on a divided highway. Across the median, two lanes of traffic are headed west, up the coast. Your two lanes are headed toward Chame … at least they’re supposed to be. You know how the traffic is … a Prado and a Hilux are barreling up behind you way too fast. They haven’t left space or time should you have to stop or swerve. The ubiquitous taxi that kept you waiting on Eisenmann is putzing along just ahead of you.  In the other lane? A blaze-red semi going the wrong direction! There’s no way out … you … the Prado … or the Hilux … somebody’s going to meet their Maker.
 
The picture, although very real and unmanipulated, is not at all what it seems. Loosen your grip on the wheel. That vein on your forehead can return to just slightly bulging. We don’t need to see the whites of your eyes around your sunglasses. The semi is being towed. Death is headed in your direction.
 
Did you know that death is headed your way? No matter how scary it looks, no matter how large it looms, no matter how quickly it seems to be approaching … it cannot hurt you. In fact, death is headed for destruction … but you are headed for life! You will overtake death one day and simply pass it by.
 
In their Pantheon, the Greeks worshiped and feared Thanatos … the god of death. They pictured him as a giant gaping, insatiable mouth that swallowed men and women whole. This yawning grave was the end of all existence. The Apostle Paul turned that image on its head twice. He wrote of a Christian’s death as mortality beingswallowed up by life.” 2 Corinthians 5:4 
 
At death … you get life! And one day death will die. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54  
 
The man or woman who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ need not fear death. Jesus said of himself, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
 
Great Question!