Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.” And he answered him, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Behold now, I am old. I do not know the day of my death.
-Death in Hebrew is written as maveth which means to depart or fall asleep. As we read and write about life; we cannot fail to talk about death. Death has in the past or recent times affected each one of us either through the loss of a loved one, a leader, an icon etc. In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; we see that there is a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born and time to die, a time to plant and a time to harvest, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. More than thirty scriptures have sighted the word death in the Bible. A few of them are:- Romans 5:12; just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned, Romans 6:5; since we have been united with Him in His death through faith we will also be raised to life as He was, 1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is your sting? O hades, where is your victory?, Revelation 21:4; And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away, John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” etc.
-When Isaac got old and he could no longer see; he knew that he was soon going to die. He then called his eldest son Esau that he may bless him. Like Isaac, some among us are old are feel like their time of death has come, others fear that diseases like cancer may take away their life, others are depressed and have given up hope. Jesus reminds us that we should not worry about anything, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear (Lk 12:22). These are things we cannot control but only God can sustain us. By worrying we only overburdened our minds and hearts for no good reason. Like Isaac who was old did not know the day of his death, all us too; do not know these things. It is only prudent therefore to wait on the Lord for everything. If anyone is old or weary; wait on the Lord for strength, if anyone is sick or depressed; wait on the Lord for healing, if anyone is anxious, wait on the Lord for rest. Christ is our Savior, if anyone is frustrated or overburdened let him/her wait on the Lord; our source of hope. When we are weak, then we are strong for God lives in us. Through Christs’ death and resurrection; we rest secure in Him for He gave us victory over all sicknesses, frustrations, weaknesses by His precious blood. It is only in Him that we find life and life more abundantly.
Lord You are good and Your mercies endures forever. Lord You are merciful and Your love endures forever. Thank You for Your everlasting love and mercy upon our lives, families, churches, nation and on the whole world. Thank You for the gift of live, for the air that we breath and the opportunity to start a new week in good health, all glory and praise belongs to You. You have protected us, sustained us, comforted us, healed our wounds, guided us and given us good health, we bless Your holy name. Many among us are sick, tied, hopeless, depressed and others are advanced in age, heal them all loving Jesus and renew their strength. Others are depressed and contemplating death, have mercy on all of them Holy Spirit and grant them hope in life. Some have lost their loved ones, comfort them with Your peace Abba Father. Increase our faith Jesus that we may receive healing from You always and protect us from all snares of the wicked one. By Your stripes we have been healed Jesus; restore us physically, emotionally, financially, morally and spiritually for You died for us Jesus so that we may have life more abundantly. Amen
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