Everlasting Life…

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

This last year has been filled with trials and blessings. All of my life has been blessed with good health and the strength to do the many things I found to be physically fun and enjoyable. However, this past year's happenings have caused Nancy and me to realize the frailty of our lives. Both of us have had physical challenges, most of which can be attributed to advanced age. Whether we want to admit it or not.  We are simply getting older and wiser.

As  the years advance you begin to treasure the wonderful declarations of scripture such as John 3:16.  When you are young you feel as if there is all the time in the world to do the things you want. Age awakens you to the fact of how short life on earth really is. When we look at the world around us we begin to see that more of those who we treasure are on heavenly shores than we have with us on this earth. Certainly those around us are precious and we love them, but many who can never be replaced have passed into eternity.

That would be a horrid thing to think about, were it not for the promises of the word of God. We know that they are going to be known to us again in heavenly places. It is one of the wonders of knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. In Him we have everlasting life. When we say goodbye to this world, we do not enter some unknown realm but we enter the presence of Jesus who paid for our salvation. He has given us eternal life. We have no fear of death because we know where we are going in the afterlife.

If you are afraid of death and departing this earth, you need to establish a relationship with Jesus and let Him give you peace as you find everlasting life in Him .  God loves you so muchI He does not want you to be in fear about eternity. He wants you to open your heart to Him so He can assure you of your eternal home.

Keep Looking Up,

Dan

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