Perhaps the most often asked question by mankind would be, “Is there life after death?” Due to the fact history records few instances where someone actually experienced death and returned to tell about it, very little is known of that journey and the end results. A new take on the idea has been seen on the Internet that may help to awaken a better idea of what lies ahead for each of us when we breathe our last.
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Nestled together in the amniotic sack within their mother’s womb reside identical twin brothers, Mark and Matt. One day Mark asked Matt, “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
“Why, of course,” said Matt. “There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
Mark has a different outlook. “Nonsense!” he declares. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
“I don’t know,” replies Matt. “But I believe there will be more light than we have here. We might actually be able to walk on our legs and eat with our mouths. We may even have other senses and abilities we don’t even know about yet.”
“You’re being absurd,” Mark tells him. “Eating with our mouths? Walking? That’s ridiculous! We have these umbilical cords for eating and with how short these cords are, we couldn’t walk too far. I disagree; life after delivery is a figment of your imagination.”
“Maybe, but I am holding on to the fact there is something different coming our way, and it will be very good. For all you know, we may no longer need these cords after birth.”
“Answer me this,” asks Mark, “if there is life after birth, why has no one ever returned from being born to share with us what it is like? I say it is because delivery is the end of life, with nothing but silence, darkness and oblivion to follow in its wake.”
Matt tells him, “Delivery will also offer the opportunity for us to meet Mother, who will take care of us.”
“Mother?” Mark questions. “You actually believe there is a mother? You make me laugh! If there is such a being as ‘mother,’ where is she now?”
“She’s all around us,” Matt tells him. “We live within her. Without her, our world could not exist.”
Mark maintains his skepticism by saying, “Well, I don’t see her. Thus, the only logical conclusion I can derive is she doesn’t exist.”
Matt wraps up the conversation by telling his brother, “At times when you are asleep and everything is quiet, I focus on what is around me. It is during those times I have heard her loving voice speaking to me, and to you as well. I challenge you to listen and discovery that beautiful sound for yourself. Yes Mark, I truly do believe there is life after birth; and we will discover it together.”
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Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
O grave, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?
1 Corinthians 15:51-57 ESV