I have always enjoyed movies that have happy endings. But these are fiction, not based in reality. Our real lives are different.
We are born. We move from diapers to diplomas. We go through school, become adults, work and build families. We grow old and eventually, we all die. Through it all, we laugh, we cry, we sing and we wonder... We wonder what life is all about, and what we are here for. We wonder what lasting contributions may remain from our lives once we are gone. We also wonder if the end of our lives is really THE END...
I have heard where studies have shown that the weight of a person's body drops by about 3 ounces at the moment of death. Call this the soul, the spirit, or the personality. The big question is: Where does the soul go? Off into thin air, ceasing to exist at all - or does it live on?
Someone once stated; "We live our lives as though we will never die, and we die as though we had never lived". We avoid thinking about, discussing, or even mentioning the inevitable. Most of us have not prepared, and yet we will all someday reach our road's end.
So how can we be ready? How can we prepare for THE END? By making peace with God. But we must do it His way.
Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, except through Me." (John 14:6); and "Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die." (John 11:25-26)
"If we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, we shall be saved!" (Romans 10: 9, 10)
"Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions...and when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you there, that where I am, you may be also." (John 14:1-3)