Carrie Cox recently reminded her 14-year-old son Caleb that he is in charge of the music for her funeral. He responded by asking, “Should I play Stairway to Heaven or Highway to Hell?”
This hilarious comeback is a humorous reminder that there are only two eternal destinations for the human soul. Jesus teaches us that he is the stairway to heaven—“…I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6). Jesus also teaches that most people choose the highway to hell—“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14).
Let us live our lives in such a way that it makes it easy for those who will pick the music for our funeral!