According to Zsa Zsa Gabor’s publicist, John Blanchette, the famous actress became so upset over the recent death of her friend, Elizabeth Taylor, that she had to be sent to the hospital because of her high blood pressure. Gabor, 94, was reportedly watching the news last Wednesday at her Los Angeles home when she learned that Taylor had died. She was inconsolable and commented, “Oh, Jane Russell and Liz Taylor—I’m next!”
One would hope that a 94-year-old who has had some serious health concerns would at least be pondering his or her death. However, there is hope for people who have come to that stage in life.
Hebrews 9:27-28 says, “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Those who focus on the words “die” and “judgment” have reason to worry that they might be next. But those who rely on the words “Christ”, “sacrificed” and “salvation” have a better outlook on life…and death.