Fear or Faith?
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
The World Health Organization says that, in 2012, an estimated 56 million people died around the world from all causes. Doing the math that means approximately 153,425 died every day, or 106 people every minute. That’s more than one person per second dying. If you are wearing a watch, or can look at a clock that counts off the seconds, spend a few moments watching the seconds tick away and considering the reality of what all human beings face.
We know death is a reality; we know death is on the horizon. It is an unalterable fact of our existence. Usually, people are afraid of the unknown in life; knowledge is supposed to dispel fear. But when it comes to death, many people are afraid of the known. Even though death is known, many people still fear it because they don’t know what happens “on the other side.” Fortunately, we have the words of One who has been to death and back, One who conquered death. He promised that all who believe in Him would die physically but would live eternally.
Make sure today that your fear of death has been replaced by faith in Jesus’ promises.
Dr. David Jeremiah