Friday, February 4, 2011

André Gide, Strait is the Gate.Image by nikkorsnapper via Flickr

Ever since I watched the movie, "Clancy," the other night, I am reminded of how she (Clancy, the young girl in the story) explained God to the transient that was caring for her after she ran away from home. She told him that the greatest fear that most people have is "the fear of dying." Which I certainly agree is true.  My other personal thought is that people are afraid to open their mind because of what they "fear they will find there.." Both statement are true and tie together. 
If one believe that God exists and that he gave his only son to save us from  our sins, and we are all sinners, (think about it, we all sin, everyday); then we should not fear dying, because we know that God will take care of us. That being said, why bother with the other fears, when the greatest fear is the fear of dying? Stop fearing death by believing that God sent Jesus to save us from all of our sins, not just the ones we have already committed, but the ones we will commit, from now until we die. How simple is that?  
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:12-13)

Read, learn, talk to others, and discover whether or not you believe that God sent Jesus to save us from our sins, and when you realize the truth, stop fearing death and don't sweat the small stuff anymore, and open your mind. Right?

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