Some fear death to the point of being scared of it every waking moment. Sorry but, I don’t accept that belief. Earlier today I tried to express my belief in life after death. I could have quoted scripture like;
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall have eternal life.
John 12:25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Revelations 20:4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Not until others have seen the joy in me. To them who do not believe this is just words. I truly believe that more people accept the word of God and seek eternal life by the actions of Christians. Since becoming stronger in my faith, I do it His way because I failed trying to do it my way. My way only brought sadness, despair and regret.
C.S. Lewis said, If we only have the will to walk, God is pleased with our stumbles.
Augustine wrote, God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
For all the unbelievers I say find a remarkable Christian and see how they love, how they stumble and get up again because we are not home yet. This is my faith, in the living God.