This life is not all there is!
“God has…planted eternity in the human heart.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
Life on earth is just the dress rehearsal before the real production. You will spend far more time on the other side of death—in eternity—than you will here. This life is preparation for the next.
You have an inborn instinct that longs for immortality. This is because God designed you, in his image, to live for eternity. Even though we know everyone eventually dies, death always seems unnatural and unfair. The reason we feel we should live forever is that God wired our brains with that desire!
Matthew Henry said, “It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our final day.”