Dec 27 – No Fear of Death

A Christian doctor, knowing his World War II veteran patient had only about a week to live asked him if he was afraid. When he said “no,” the doctor thought it was a “tough guy image” response. Then he heard the man’s real story. The veteran told of his “tough as nails” reputation, of a life lived with reckless abandon. Then he told of one day he happened to hear Chuck Swindoll’s radio program, “Insight for Living.” He had accepted Christ into his life. His fear of death was gone. Although formerly one of those described as being “through fear of death … all their lifetime subject to bondage.” He became the beneficiary of Jesus’ words,, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell