Thursday, February 4, 2016
This past week our family lost a friend. She was a Bible study teacher to our daughter, a mentor to our grand daughter and a friend to my wife and I. Most importantly, Kathy was a devoted child of God. You have probably heard the saying, "You can't take it with you", when it comes to dying. When it comes to material possessions, that is exactly true. When it comes to relationships, Kathy shared the truth above.
God expects His people to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the world around them. Those who acknowledge their sinful state, are willing to repent and invite Christ into their lives, by asking for His forgiveness will spend an eternity in a place prepared for them in Heaven. Therefore, if a Christian leads a family member or friend to the Lord and they are saved, both will be in heaven. So, if I have friends or family members that I love, and want to see on the other side of the grave, I need to introduce them to the only one who can forgive their sins and give them eternal life. Jesus Himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) In a world that is always looking for an alternative, loophole, or another way, this seems pretty unfair. The truth is, it is the most fair. Everyone is treated the same. We receive salvation only through Christ, regardless of our age, wealth, social position, race, nationality, education, strength, etc. By the way, Kathy would also tell you...