It has been said that two things in life are inevitable: death and taxes. I’m not sure about the taxes (there must be some tribes living happily on a remote island somewhere who don’t even have money to worry about, let alone taxes), but death is definitely the final stop in this life’s journey, wherever and however we live.
And then what? Nobody knows. Some people believe that death is a terminus: it’s the end of all existence. Enjoy this life, then, because it’s all you’ve got. And when you say goodbye, it’s forever. They may be right.
Others believe that it’s a turntable: turn around, come back and start another life, as another person, in a never-ending circle of existence. Who knows, we may meet again somewhere, sometime. They may be right.
Christians believe that it’s a junction: we won’t be coming back, but going on. There’s a choice of destinations, and we’ll all have a through ticket. “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23), says the apostle Paul. I hope that you and I will be on the same train…