It’s not something I like to admit, but I must confess that I have had days in the last couple of months where I’ve been anxious about my life. When I’m inundated by news of pandemics, local riots, and other threats, I can get carried away with “what-ifs.” Then fear takes over and irrational thinking follows. While I’m tempted to calm my fears with statistics and social distancing, I know that those fear reducers can’t really do anything about my mortality and the very real threat of death. The only One who can calm my fear of death is the One who once was dead, but now is living. He alone is the One who holds the keys of death and the grave. And only He can give everlasting life to those who will trust Him for it. In Christ, this Living One, I can look at the reality and fear of my death with the same attitude Paul had in Romans 8:38-39, and I can be convinced that death will not be able to separate me from the love of Christ. Knowing that I will one day rise like He did to everlasting life, I can be steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that my toil is not in vain in the Lord. Jesus is alive, and He gives life; I will not fear!
Sunday at Liberty
AM: Pastor Rory–Revelation 1:17-18–The Living One (sermon notes)
PM: No Hymn Sing