The most recent event that rocked my life was the loss of my grandpa. I love him and miss him very much, and the event also made me face death one more time.
A dear friend of mine recently confided in me that she is afraid of death and the mystery of it all; "Is this it?"
For me, as a Christian, I know this is not "it," and that I am not afraid of death. Dying is something I don't like to think about it, but I'm sure of my salvation so it's not the scariest thing in the world to me.
I decided to put together a collection/poem-ish of recent verses in my Bible readings that have been a great comfort to me while dealing with the recent loss. The verses were a great reminder to me of my living hope in Christ for eternal life. Hopefully it can encourage you, give you food for thought, and/or show you how truly wonderful it is to be saved in Jesus Christ our Lord.
|This is from John 14:27; the verse continues: |
"I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil
For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.
We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again.
Death no longer has any power over him.
When he died, he died once to break the power of sin.
But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.
And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
God created this world and sent His Son to us. When Christ came he overcame death- he will never die again. (Ee, so cool!) And I know that my faith in him will grant me eternal life, so I am not afraid. Yay!
*I have all of the verse passages written down, so if you want to know where a certain verse is from and Google search isn't helping, just message me or leave a Comment! :)