Sunday, 10 February 2013

Near-death experiences.

Reading Lamentations (I recommend it), and I was challenged by how glorious God is, and how sinful I am. But we are still called to be God's friend and are welcomed into heaven, his kingdom.

Jesus did some serious saving when he died on the cross. And like all human beings, I forget.

We share near death experiences. We can't wait to boast about the day we were poisoned, or the day we nearly suffocated in our sleep, or the time we nearly went on a roller coaster that crashed.

My closest near death experience is having such a bad cough I couldn't breathe. Not much, but I really thought I would die then.

But we we've all had near death experiences that are way more serious than that. We were "dead in our sins" (Eph 2:1). We followed Adam in eating the forbidden fruit, severing our relationship with the giver of life, effectively ending our life then and there.

You say you aren't dead yet? That's just God being merciful. 

But that's where it becomes a "near-death" experience. Because Jesus saves us from that death, he grafts us back into the tree of life, so we can live again, and never fear death again.

So next time you're asked that question, "What's your near-death experience", try sharing that, and see what others think.

God bless everyone!


  1. This was a very interesting and enlightening post. I am going to ponder some more on your thoughts.
    Blessings to you!

  2. Oh, so when you had that cough did you pray for god to help you? When you broke your thumb did you just pray for god to reset the bone? Or did you go to a Doctor? I'd say yes to the last one. You say Jesus saved you, you're just rejecting the years of hard work those medical professionals put in, so they could do what? Help whiny people like you out just so you could ignore them and thank "god". Maybe you should thank the Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, SES workers, first. Would you like me to go on?

    1. I'm so sorry that I came across that way. I am so thankful for doctors and other medical professionals, and I'm amazed at what they can do!

      With the "near-death" experience that Jesus saved us from, it is in a different league to, say, a broken bone. No medical professional can fix it, no matter how expert they are. Who can fix inevitable death? (We maybe can postpone it but not get rid of it.) I believe only God can.