We are wired to defy death. We try to run from it. We seek things that will make our lives longer. Even as a Christian, I find myself fearful of how I'm going to die, what really is after this life, what life on earth will be like when I'm not here.
None of us is immune to death. It seems to be the only guaranteed health ailment. Yet even though we know we will all face it one day, how many people actually want it to come quickly? How many people don't fear its consequences?
Over the past week, we were struck by how Steve has no fear in death. Steve has complete confidence that he will be received into glory. He has confidence in death and in life, because he knows Christ.
Steve's cancer would be much different if he were scared. Ian's brain inury would be much different if he were scared.
Are you scared of death? Steve's first post after his prognosis was challenging blog readers to evaluate what they are hoping in. These trials are awful. And they are dark. But we have Christ. And we know He will receive us into glory. Sometimes, it seems like that's all we have. But we have to believe that it is enough.
Please trust in Christ
Ian and Larissa