The Living One
There is really only one question about life and death: Did Jesus Christ rise from the grave? And careful investigation allows only one answer: He arose. He lives!
Since Christ lives, those who trust in Him do not need to fear life’s end. No one is more miserable than the person who lives in fear of some illness or accident that will bring death. An old epitaph says:
Here lies a man who lived to age,
Yet still from death was flying;
Who, though not sick, was never well.
And died for fear of dying.
Neither does a Christian need to fear life. Some are brave in death and cowards in life. Bible Christianity embraces all of life and faces the issues of death, preparing the believer for both. Paul said it well: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).
How can you prepare to live and die?
By receiving Jesus Christ as your Saviour by faith. Accept this invitation: “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
When you take this step of faith, expect changes: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Wouldn’t you like to be free from fear?