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untitled (6)Robin Williams is trending today. Sadly not because of his amazing talents, but as we all know by now, his sad death by apparent suicide.

He had me at Mork. I loved Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting…the list goes on. Who didn’t love the funny man who was also a philanthropist, raising money for humanitarian causes.

Scanning Facebook and Twitter postings, I discovered two categories. Those saddened by the loss of the dear soul from this world and those wondering about his soul in the next world.

My husband and I often travel out west. Somewhere, I think on I-70, there’s a black billboard with white lettering that reads, “You Will Die. What Next?” I always say, “That’s the most profound faith statement that can ever be made.”

Ever wonder what’s next? Do you think about what happens to a soul of a person who takes their own life? Important topics to ponder. Can lead to questions that we all need to ask ourselves.

Some say, “God is mercy. Even though Robin took his life, he went to Heaven.” God is merciful, but the Bible also tell us that our salvation is our to work out, as Saint Paul says, “with fear and trembling.” Salvation isn’t an automatic given.

When my son was four years old, while in the back of the SUV, out of the blue he asked, “Mom, how do you get to Heaven.”

While I pondered how to answer this lofty question so a four year old would understand, he interrupted my thoughts and said, “Never mind, Mom. I know. Jesus comes and takes your hand.”
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I hope Robin Willams took Jesus’ hand and flew to Heaven. I hope he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, even in the last moment, like the thief on the cross next to Jesus.

I am not the judge of Robin Williams soul. But, however, when we die we will have to face one question. What next?