Living in Fear

That is what the media wants from you, to live in terror, to fear that the oceans will rise and wipe out Hawaii or that there is a rash of crime and you are the target.  Compounded with legitimate fears it is amazing that any of us function at all.  I was recently  impressed by a friend of mine facing potentially terminal cancer, but he was not fearful.  To be more accurate he was not worried about death.  He was more worried about the discomfort  of chemo than he was about the prospect of dying.

I have noticed that believers who have accepted Christ as their savior generally face potentially fatal events with far less trepidation than those that are in any other religion. There a grace and peace that believers in Christ have that provides an assurance of what will occur after death.  That assurance is not one of a mental understanding but one of a heart understanding that is often described as from the holy spirit.  Beyond the indisputable events of Jesus’s death and resurrection that to me is proof of that reality.  It is the impact of that reality on this world.

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