I did the funeral of a friend just recently.
She’d had a tough life, she was a Jesus follower, and she loved cricket.
She was on her deathbed the week Rod Marsh and Shane Warne died. Everyone expected her to die by the weekend, but she outlived both those men.
They had fame, fortune and influence. She had none of that.
But she did have Jesus.
Jesus himself said that we would gain everything that’s important and lose nothing if we were trusting him when we die.
And my friend gained everything.
Even as we committed her body to the ground, and her family cried, she had gained more than she lost.
What will you lose when – not if – you die? What will you gain?