“Imagine what it must be like to face death without the assurance of salvation,
to handle sickness without the comfort of prayer,
or to deal with uncertainty without the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Imagining can help us be more like Jesus.” ………… Randy Newman, Questioning Evangelism
“When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”Matthew 9:36
We live in a world that faces death ‘all day long’. Is there hope?
If we are to be more like Jesus and communicate the message of hope and life with our lives and with our words, a change must come in us first. Some imagining… some pausing… what it must be like to face death without hope.
We must face our own mortality first and place a firm trust in Jesus.
We must be liberated and repent from our contempt or anger — even our carelessness — toward God and those around us, and be transformed by grace and love through the power of Jesus’ Spirit.
Asking God to bring about this change in us first is crucial.
Once we’ve been liberated, we can see more clearly to help others see more clearly… that there is a message of hope to share with compassion:
We do not have to face death, nor sickness, nor uncertainty on our own.
There is a Saviour, Jesus Christ, in whom we can put our hope and trust. He defeated death and gives assurance of salvation and eternal life in His Name. He comforts us with His Spirit, and is our certainty for a secure future, beginning today and for eternity, as you would put your faith and hope in Him.
Join the multitudes, the fellowship of believers, who have already done so.
Facing death is a reality. And Covid places that reality a little more forefront these days.
But facing death with hope is the deeper and long lasting reality found in Jesus alone.
Peace, comfort, assurance, hope, certainty.
Without Jesus, these are hard to find.