Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together


Eternity is Our Destination

posted by Linda Mintle

Today marks the first year anniversary of my mother’s death. I miss her, but know she is with her Lord.

When someone dies, Christians think about eternity. Our earthly contributions are important and praised, but it is our belief in Christ that ultimately matters. Our focus goes beyond the present.

Augustine once said, “They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.”

Do we think about our eternal destination? We should. We can be certain of where we will spend eternity. The Bible is clear about what it takes to be with God for eternity.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Acts 2:21)

“I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

Once we believe and accept Christ as our Savior, our eternal destination is Heaven. So when a Christian dies, it is sad and the normal emotions of loss surface. But there is an assurance that death is not the final separation. One day, a great reunion will take place. One moment we are here on Earth, the next in God’s presence. There is peace in knowing into what place death will usher us.

The sadness of loss is real, but the hope of eternity remains in our hearts. From our last breath on Earth to our first in God’s presence, a Christian’s destination is to be with God forever. And that is truly why someone can rest in peace.



  • http://juaniotoo@yahoo.com Tony

    As a Christian who has read enough books on death and dying, including the Bible of course, I can say that if you should be lucky enough to see death approaching, like I did in Dec. 27, 1999 (major heart attack)you will do your best to find out where you’re ultimate destination will be. That would definitely include the afterlife. Make no mistake, you will be looking around for answers regarding your final destination. As the old military saying goes: “there are no atheist in foxholes” rings very true. Bottom line: Make peace with Jesus and accept him as your personal savior before it’s too late. Do it Now!

  • Pingback: Eternity is Our Destination | Dr. Linda Mintle

Previous Posts

Is Binge Drinking Just College Fun?
In the throws of January, college students begin dreaming about Spring Break. Those plans often include partying on a beach with nonstop drinking. Binge drinking is "a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically occurs after 4 drinks for w

posted 6:00:57am Jan. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Does the Cold Make You Catch a Cold?
My mom used to tell me to put a hat on my baby when the weather was cold. I used to argue, "Mom, babies don't catch colds from the cold. They get them from viruses. I'm not putting a hat on the baby." But now it seems that my mom could have been on to something. Could the cold weather actually p

posted 6:00:36am Jan. 21, 2015 | read full post »

How Often Should I Weigh Myself?
We all know that the number on the scale isn't suppose to define us, but that doesn't stop us from thinking about how much we weigh on any given day. And the number often influences our mood. So how often should we weigh? Every day, once a week, once a month? The answer depends on your goal--t

posted 6:00:28am Jan. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Do Professional Women Have a Place in the Church?
It was a usual Sunday and time for announcements. The Associate Pastor announced the women's meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The focus was on decorating the church for the holidays. The men were meeting Friday morning at 6:30 am. to discuss marketplace ministry. I looked at my husband and whispere

posted 6:00:30am Jan. 16, 2015 | read full post »

What To Know About Treating Depression
You feel depressed and you know you need help. Where do you begin? First step, make an appointment with a mental health professional. This could include a psychiatrist (able to prescribe medications), licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist,

posted 6:49:04am Jan. 13, 2015 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.