It was George Bernard Shaw, I believe, who said that is one certain
statistic: “One out of one will die.” Does that send a chill down you
spine? Do you fear death? Today’s attached devotional will give you
truth to overcome that fear. God bless you!
Because of Calvary,
Acts 7:59-60 (ESV)
59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
“…Whenever you come to your graves, you shall find the enmity of the grave slain by Christ: it is no enemy; nay, you will find it friendly, a privileged place to you: it will be as sweet to you that are in Christ, as a soft bed in a still quiet chamber to one that is weary and sleepy. Therefore it is said, 1 Cor. iii.21, 22 ‘Death is yours;’ yours is a privilege; our friend: there you shall find sweet rest in Jesus; be hurried, pained, troubled no more.” [The Works of John Flavel I, (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1820), p. 466]