Daily Bible Inspirations

Just a Step Closer Heaven

by Heather Tietz

He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for the LORD has spoken it.

Isaiah 25:8

We start life with 100 billion neurons in our brains.

But around our early twenties, they begin to die. At thirty-five, our lung capacity starts to shrink. Near the same time, our kidneys’ ability to filter out toxins slows.

By forty our heart can not pump blood as efficiently as it used to and along with that, we begin to lose more muscle than we are able to gain. It seems that by the time we’ve finally climbed Growth Mountain we begin to slip down it again.

However, there are ways to slow the slide - resting well, moving more and feeding our cells with healthy food. But, there is one cure for it as well! God.

He is the ultimate cure for our decay because He has turned our slippery slope into a bridge to Heaven. He’s turned our dying bodies into healthy, happy, eternal ones. He makes death a doorway to life with Him.

So next time you marvel at your gray hairs, think of each one as a step closer to Jesus.


Dear God,
Help me to cling to Jesus: my Redeemer, my resurrection, and my life.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.