“The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.”
New International Version
It puzzles me how many Christians preach about the love of God and the joy of His presence, but yet, they fear death as much, sometimes more, than those who don’t serve Him.
Death is a controversial subject, but I have to share this with you. Not just because of the pandemic, but because death may come anytime in many ways, and not one of us is exempt.
So please, consider with an open mind the message of the Gospel: a God whom out of love gave His own life to save us… The promise of eternal peace and communion with Him… His glory… To finally meet Him and see Him without human limitations… So many promises, mysteries, action! An eternal kingdom of justice and love!
But still, we don’t want to go, because we are afraid.
I’m Not saying we should live wanting to die. I’m saying we should live wanting to Be With Him!
Brothers and sisters in Christ, how real is God for you? Is He a Celestial Person, or is Him a cash register, a magic wand, an amulet? Is Him just a Provider, or a Father? Is Him a prophet, or a Friend?
Do you love His miracles, more than you love His presence, His face, His justice, His character, His company, His smile, His stories, His lessons, His silence, His words?
Please, my brethren, it’s time we stop fearing death if we are in good standing with God, and begin loving God for Who He is and for what He did for us with His blood.
Take good care of your health and be responsible, but, please, scrutinize your spirit and realize that Jesus is waiting for you in heaven. Aren’t you yearning to be with Him?
When we stop fearing death and start loving God, we will earnestly desire to be with Him. The lyrics “I’m no longer a slave to fear”, will have a new meaning for our souls.
In a Christian, fear of death may be a symptom of something deeper, like a bad conscience, lack of forgiveness, or a hidden sin. But this is another day’s subject. So, until next time. God bless you.