STOP AND THINK – The fear of death is engrafted in the common nature of all men, but faith works it out of Christians. (Vavasor Powell, 17th century Welsh puritan)

The fear of death seems to be almost universal. We don’t talk about death much, unless we or someone close to us is facing a terminal illness. The young almost feel immortal, but we need to face the reality that, as the Bible says, all of us are destined to die and after that there’s a judgment. But the Bible also offers hope to those who put their faith in God.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)