I remember the day 9/11 happened. I was working at a call center at the time. All of us were glued to our computer monitors watching the news. There was silence everywhere, in shock at what had just occurred.
I could not imagine losing a loved one that tragic day. Lives were lost. Families forever changed.
Death, it comes in many forms. Not long ago my adult son mourned the loss of his friend to suicide. A precious life lost and a family forever changed.
There is another type of death we need to consider.
The word says that Jesus came to give life abundantly, and He died so that we may have eternal life.
1 John 5:11 The testimony is this, God has given us eternal life, and this life has its source in his Son.
Last week I had the privilege to join my pastor and a few others spreading the message of hope to an area of Costa Rica that has a high suicide rate and the development index is the third lowest in the country.
When our group of 12 arrived, we were challenged and stretched in many ways.
These beloved people live day-to-day as farmers, coffee pickers, maids, gardeners and so forth. Work is scarce, and it was a privilege to be able to pray, share uplifting messages and bring hope.
We also distributed Bibles to the homes in the community. We had testimonies of conversions to Christ, we prayed for families, and had an overall sense of gratitude with the people. Even drug addicts received us with open arms.
I am thankful I live in a country where I can share my faith freely without reprisals.
I learned I can witness door to door and share the message of Christ and get excited about it.
I would not want my worst enemy to die without knowing Jesus. We are living on this earth for a short time, and what matters most is where we spend eternity.
We never know when death may visit. Not long ago, my husband´s friend died as he was hit by a vehicle. The day before they spoke on the phone, and the next moment he was gone.
If you are unsure of where you will go when you pass this earth, I encourage you to accept Christ as your friend and into your life, follow Him and live an abundant life.
When you accept Christ, the day you die your name will be called and it will be found written in the in the Lamb´s book of life, and your entrance to heaven will be secure.
I assure you, you will not be disappointed!