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Seeking Immortality

READ: 2 Corinthians 5:1-8

In this we groan, earnestly
desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven. —2 Corinthians

At least a dozen
multimillionaires have left money to themselves in hope of being brought back
to life. These immortality seekers have arranged to be cryogenically frozen
after death, reports The Wall Street Journal. They’ve also put their
wealth in “personal revival trusts,” which they believe will be waiting for
them when scientists resuscitate them in the future.

Even if resuscitation were
possible, to seek eternal life apart from the One who is immortal is to chase
an elusive dream.

Paul affirmed that the Lord
alone is the source of immortality (1 Tim. 6:16). He is everlasting in His
character and actions. For human beings, however, death is universal,
inevitable, and ultimately leads to judgment (Heb. 9:27). This is all a result
of our sin, and it can be countered only by the redemption through Jesus Christ
(John 3:15-16). Through His resurrection, Jesus broke the power of death and
showed humanity the way to immortality (2 Tim. 1:10).

Our response to our
mortality should not be to preserve our physical bodies through cryogenics, but
to be ready for our own death by receiving the gift of eternal life in
Jesus. —Marvin

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