We sang at church on Sunday an older song (I hadn’t heard it for some time) about how Jesus has beaten the power of death. These are the fundamentals for a Christian – to confess Jesus as Lord, and to believe God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9).

Death had no power over Him, so it won’t have any power over us. Of course, I’m not saying we won’t die. “Everyone must die once” (Hebrews 9:27), and the process leading up to that can be very traumatic for people, but Hebrews 9 goes on: “Christ was offered as a sacrifice one time to take away the sins of many people. And He will come a second time, but not to offer Himself for sin. He will come the second time to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.” If we trust that Jesus has saved us from death, then we know we’ll go into eternity with God, and we’ll have life with Him forever. What have we got to lose? We may lose our lives on earth, but we’ll endure and shine like stars in God’s heavenly kingdom.


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