As I think back on all the people I have known, whether family, friends, or those I have only known via the media, one thing stands out. None have ever taken anything with them. The awards are up in the attic, stashed away in some old dusty boxes. Someone else is living in the house. The cars have been sold off, as well as the furniture. The money they earned now belongs to someone else that did not earn it. Someone else is wearing the jewelry. Even the clothes have been trashed or given away. The fame and renown is fading away in some old newspaper and in the memories of those who also will soon die.
They have left this world with less than what they had when they entered it. Did you realize that? We enter this world as a soul that has an earthly body. We leave this world as a soul without an earthly body. It, the body, goes back to the earth. By the way, many think we are a body with a soul, but that is not true. We are a soul with a body. Every soul will stand before God totally naked, not even a body to cover them, with the exception of those who have called upon Jesus, by their trust in Him, to stand in their place.
Far, far too many lived for the temporary, and went out facing that which is eternal. Only those in Jesus Christ are now in eternity with Him enjoying life everlasting. The others will live forever, but in a state of eternal death in Hell, then the Lake of Fire. Our earthly bodies will live but only a few years, but our souls will live forever, either with God, or apart from Him.
Where are they now? It all depends upon their relationship with Jesus Christ prior to exiting this world. Do you know where you will be when your body dies? Now would be a good time to know.
It really doesn’t matter how much we own or accomplish while living upon this earth. We will not be taking anything with us anyway. It will all go to someone else. Even the fame we may accomplish while here, will eventually fade away. I have read of so many “movie stars”, for example, who accomplished so much while living, but where are they now? All those who have died without Christ would give it all away, if they could come back and have just one more chance to choose wisely for Christ.
Even if their accomplishments are still being displayed for the world to enjoy, and their name is now revered in the annals of history, where is their soul? The body has gone back to the dust from where it came, never to rise again in an earthly state, but where is their soul? Where are they now?
More and more people today are proclaiming to be atheists or agnostics, but I can assure you that there are no atheists or agnostics in Hell. They are all now staunch believers, but it is too late.
Over the past few years, I have wondered about the eternal fate of many people, especially those I only knew through the fame they may have achieved in this world. How many of the names on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, are named in Heaven? How many of the names from the millions of books that have been written, are written in Heaven? How many faces posthumously seen on the movie screens of this world, will be seen in Heaven? Where are they now?
Where will you be, when family, friends, and others who knew you or knew of you, remember you in the past tense?