An Answer for Death [An Amazing Answer!]
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6 (NIV)
Man is mortal, his days on this earth numbered. For many that thought is fearful. They imagine that death robs people of all they have in this life, and there’s absolutely nothing they can do about it. Man is always looking, but doesn’t have an answer for death.
This story from the life of my son demonstrates that clearly; A man came to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16 CEV)
As He always does, Jesus looked past the outward exterior and zeroed in on the real issue:
Jesus replied, “If you want to be perfect, go sell everything you own! Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come and be my follower.” When the young man heard this, he was sad, because he was very rich. (Matthew 19:21-22 CEV)
This young man loved money, and his heart was set on being rich. Jesus knew this. How many people, like this young man, chase money as their means to living longer? How many people think money is the answer? Try as hard as you like but, wealth is not the answer to death.
Yet I have given man an answer! “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.” John 3:16 (CEV)
Death, in all its certitude and power, is no match for my son, Jesus. Promises don’t get any bigger than this . . . eternal life after death.
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1 — Do you want to know how to have this eternal life through Jesus? We have friend waiting on live chat lines to talk to you about how God can come into your life and provide you the answer to death, NeedHim.org or call 888-NEED-HIM
2 — Read Hebrews 2:14-15. The writer of Hebrews aptly describes humanity as being enslaved to the fear and finality that death brings. What do you think about this? Have you noticed this in your own life, in the lives of your friends and loved ones? What can free you from the fear of death?
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