Friday, October 08, 2010

It's a place beyond all imagining...

...and Christ has prepared it for all who trust in Him.

So, I remind myself each day, there is no reason for anxiety. That's what Jesus tried to tell His disciples just before His arrest and execution (and subsequent resurrection from the dead):
[Jesus said:] “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.

"And you know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:1-6)
Secure about eternity, Christians are set free to live this life with joyful, fierce freedom, a life of love for God and neighbor. It's a freedom that, before I came to faith in Christ, I could hardly have imagined and a life which, each day, I ask God to, in the face of daily tasks and challenges, help me to remember.

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