Facing the Future without Fear December 16, 2015

Dave Cooper is an Islander who is seriously ill. I have his permission to tell his story. A few weeks ago, I heard him talk to a small group about his medical condition. I was astonished by what I heard. Though his health is precarious, he is facing it squarely, he is not in denial. His attitude is positive, as he faces what is ahead for him. Surprisingly, his inspirational uplifting words did not encourage his listeners to feel sorry for him. Instead, all of us were amazed at his outlook regarding the future. How could this be? We learned that a number of years ago he realized he needed Christ in his life, because of Jesus’ words- “…unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”. He had received Christ as His personal Saviour. He explained how he had become a Christian, had been forgiven, and learned that “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Dave Cooper is a testimony that with Christ in our lives, we don’t need to fear the future. That’s a minute of truth!

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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