Every one of us are victims of Original Sin. EVERY ONE.
I just read a story of how a brother’s faith rocked because his sister is dying from cancer. Why her??? he says…we’ve all questioned the fairness of it. It’s one thing knowing we are going to die one day, but when it comes much too soon we question God. When is too soon? Since we are going to die one day, why do we bemoan and wail just because it’s too soon for our sensibilities?
“And the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill. David therefore pleaded with God for the child, and David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. So the elders of his house arose and went to him, to raise him up from the ground. But he would not, nor did he eat food with them. Then on the seventh day it came to pass that the child died…..David perceived that the child was dead. Therefore David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.” So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate. Then his servants said to him, “What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” And he said, “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” 2 Samuel 12:15-23, NKJV
Have you forgotten we are on God’s time schedule, not our own? God listens to prayer and supplication but we are still ultimately under His subjection and His decisions. He is perfect, we are not. Our decisions are based on emotions; His are based on Perfection and fact.
That’s the human nature that we carry with us – being a victim of Original Sin.
But getting back to the root of it all – back in the Garden – and really getting the revelation that we are all victims of Original Sin, we will finally come to the conclusion that it is our responsibility to KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR so that when death comes, it’s with barely a whimper and great joy:
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” 1 Peter 1:7-8, KJV
Our hope is with Jesus Christ and what He did for us at the Cross so that we would only taste death for a fleeting miniscule moment and have an Eternity with Him, “It is finished.” John 19:30
“So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8