God promised his people in the old testament that he would raise them from the grave. In the new testament, Jesus raised His friend Lazarus from the dead. At the end of time, God will raise everyone fromthe dead. God does not like death. We all have to die because we are sinful, but God wants to raise us from the dead, like Lazarus. Did you know that there is something worse than dying? Sinning is worse than dying, because when we sin, we kill’s God’s life in our souls. When we die, we will rise again unless there was no repentance for the sins committed.
Coptic new year is coming soon. We should remember that God is capable of making us new every single time we repent. During the new year’s celebration, when we are going to change our Sunday school classes, we should remember to repent to start off the year new!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation; the old has gone, the new has come”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)