There are so many people out there who have abandoned hope in a loving and gracious God who created all things, watches over all creation and genuinely cares for every person on this planet. They have abandoned their faith in the promises of an eternity in Glory for a future that holds little in the way of life beyond the grave. I would like to tell you what I believe in and why. First, I do believe in a loving and caring Lord who has created each and every one of us. He has designed us perfectly and in His image, the image of love. We are, each of us, social people that desire the loving relationship of those around us. God created Adam and Eve for the purpose of relationship and, when they went against His will, He did not destroy them but rather He did what many parents do when a child errs, He punished them, but He still watched over them. Today, many have abandoned God, but like in those days long ago, He has never left us.
Secondly, I believe that God has prepared a place for us in Glory and that we should have no fear of death. I recently lost a dear friend, and while it hurts that she has left us there is a joy in knowing she has passed into His Heavenly realm. She knew what her future held and was always quick to tell others that she was looking forward to being with those loved ones who passed before her. Her hope was in the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. You see, Christ went before to prepare a place for us all and while some have lost that understanding or have abandoned that hope, the promise is still very valid, and it was known and written down long before He was even born.
In Jerusalem, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world.
It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat.
There he will remove the cloud of gloom, the shadow of death that hangs over the earth.
He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people.
The Lord has spoken! Isa 25:6-8 NLT
Finally, even though I cannot fully support the thoughts or beliefs of those who deny my God, I will not mock them or berate them because the choice to follow is a personal decision. I can only plant the seeds of His message and pray that there will come a time when they will see His light. And for those who mock us for our faith in God, relax, like I said, the choice is yours to believe or not. I do not fear the end because it is not the final resting spot, it is the doorway to a future in eternity.
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Our Mission “To live the love of Christ”