What do you think happens to us when we die? I don't think anything does, because once we die that's the end of everything for us. I'm sure you don't agree, but what are your reasons?
Deep within us is a yearning for eternity — a feeling that life doesn’t end with the grave, but there must be life after death. Even if we deny it (as you do), we still wish it were true.
Where did this inner yearning come from? Plants and animals don’t have it but we do — and the reason is because God put it there. You aren’t just a body and a mind; God also gave you a soul or spirit, and even when your body and mind die, your soul lives on. Your soul came from God and is a sign of His presence within you — and just as God can’t die, neither can your soul. As the Bible says, God “has also set eternity in the hearts of men” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
But the Bible gives us an even stronger reason for believing in life after death — and that is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Think about it: How could we know — really know — that there is life after death? We’d know it only if someone died and entered eternity — and then came back to tell us about it. And that’s what happened with Jesus Christ. He died and was buried — but on the third day He came back from the dead to assure us of eternal life.
Jesus Christ conquered death — and because He did, we don’t need to fear death any longer. Ahead of us is heaven, if we know Him! By faith commit your life to Christ, because He alone gives us hope — for life today, and for eternity.