“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 (NIV)
“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
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It happened one day …
A man of God spoke to his co-workers on Friday evening of one week but never made it to work the following Monday. He took ill and died suddenly on the Saturday night. Everyone was in shock. How could this be? And not him of all people!
Most of all, they regretted not being able to thank him for being a great friend, a committed team player and a caring, thoughtful supervisor. It was too late. He would never know how much they appreciated having him in their lives, never hear the words of the many tributes offered on his behalf or enjoy the rich notes of the songs which were sung at his funeral. Continue reading Now or later? Eight Important Questions that will help you decide
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Recently I watched a documentary on how human beings are affected as a result of illnesses caused by parasites. One woman became so ill she had to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. When interviewed upon recovery, she commented that her greatest fear during the experience was that she would die. An interesting observation considering the fact that death is an inevitable part of life. Continue reading Do not be afraid!