The idea of having a Bucket list became very popular a few years ago and it is rather enticing to consider specific things you want to accomplish before you die. Now, there is nothing wrong with planning and doing the things you like or think you would like to do, but from a purely theological perspective a bucket list has a fundamental flaw. That flaw is in the way we view this earthly life compared to the life after that. You see for believers this earthly life is a just smidgen of the life yet to come. The greatest and most spectacular thing we want to accomplish is like a rubbish heap compared to what life will be like with Almighty God!
In just a few days we will remember Christ’s death and celebrate His resurrection! It is because of the resurrection that I am assured of the same resurrection power! A new life where everyday for all eternity is the very best (no bucket list needed). Let us not live life like it ends when we die. Instead live life in the truth and power of the resurrection!
- But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. … The earth will give birth to her dead. (Isaiah 26:19)
- Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace. (Daniel 12:2 NLT)
- We will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. (1 Corinthians 15:52-53)
- The Lord Jesus Christ … will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Philippians 3:20-21)