We’re not facing a scary future alone
WHAT would happen if you were told that today is the last day of your life?
Are you certain of where your eternal destiny would be?
We will all have to face this question, the unexpected might happen, as with the horrific murderous attacks and major natural disasters recently, or because of illness and old age.
Our life is fragile and will eventually end.
I recently visited an exhibition displaying a life- sized photograph of the Turin Shroud.
The shroud is thought to be the grave cloth which was wrapped around the body of Jesus Christ after his death by crucifixion and shows all the marks and bruises of his battered body.
Christians believe that three days after his death Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God and lives on today bringing us hope for the future. The image of Jesus so clearly marked on the Turin Shroud is thought to be the result of the power from God which brought Jesus back to life.
The arguments continue whether the Turin Shroud is genuine, or even if Jesus has actually risen from the dead – but suppose it is true?
Jesus Christ, the Son of God died, was raised from the dead in a miraculous way, and is alive now, wanting to help us each day, waiting to lead us to an eternal future.
That certainly takes the fear out of the question ‘ what happens when I die?’ and for me, and many others, gives a real assurance that Jesus will be with us, bringing comfort and peace into the difficulties and fears we all face every day.
The Bible is very clear about the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Read Luke 24: 1- 12. ‘ He is not here, He has risen.’
We are not facing a frightening, uncertain future alone.
The Son of God has promised to help us with everything we face, including death.
In addition He has promised never to leave us or forsake us and says ‘ I am with you always to the very end of the age.’ ( Matthew 20: 28)
A huge comfort in an uncertain, hostile and frightening world.
The Turin Shroud
The havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria – one of a spate of recent natural disasters