There are two dates that the world sees as most important in our lives—the date of our birth and the date of our death. Most forms ask for our date of birth, so it becomes part of our identity. Our date of death is when the “game is over” and our book on earth is closed.
The day a person is spiritually born as a child of God, however, is far more important than the earthly physical date of birth. New life in Jesus Christ forms a new identity. How each of us yields to the Holy Spirit’s prompting determines our legacy and others’ remembrances of us. Then, when a Christian dies, real life begins.
“For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:8)