My son Paul wrote in my word “to live is Christ and to die is gain”. These words have echoed throughout the history of Christianity, and are no less true today. I have saved you so that each day, in the mundane and the extraordinary you can be a witness of the salvation of my Son. I have enabled you to live so that you can show others there is freedom from the prison of sin. I have saved you so that every heartache and every joy can be used to testify to my goodness and how sweet a life exists in me, even in the bitter times.
Death as well has its place. Do not fear death. When you die, it will be a glorious transformation to be in my presence. Whatever temporary hurt you experience will pale in comparison to the eternal reality of my heavenly kingdom. Live for me today and do not fear death.
In Life and Death, I AM
Verses for consideration: Philippians 1:19-26, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Galatians 2:19-21