January 12, 2011

Sean's Hope

Last night, at , our friend Sean, stepped over that invisible threshold into eternity. As his wife Jen put it, ‘he breathed his last breath on this earth and his first in heaven’. The shell that housed his spirit was spent, yet Sean lives on. He is not dead, but alive in Christ. He is experiencing sights and sounds that we cannot even fathom at this very moment. He is looking at Jesus! Wow. He is beholding the actual Jesus in bodily form. Sean sees Him right now. I wonder what they are saying? I wonder what they are doing? One day we will know what that’s like. Those who know Jesus will know. Death where is your sting? Grave where is your victory? He’s alive. He’s alive. He is risen! When Jesus died on the cross, Satan thought he had beaten Him. For a brief moment Satan and his demons rejoiced. They had defeated the King of kings. But that moment was swallowed up in horror as their eyes beheld Him, bursting into their dark domain, triumphant, victorious, ALIVE, snatching the keys of Death, Hell and the Grave from them. And Jesus arose and ascended to His Father, forever ruining Satan’s plan. And for those of us, who know Jesus, for those of us who have made Him our Lord and Savior, death is not a tragic end. It is just a step…from this world into the next, secured by the cross.  We have a hope. And His name is Jesus. For there is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus. He gives eternal life to those who believe on Him. Without Him we are destined to eventual death and hell. Jesus is our only hope. And it is this Hope that Sean knew personally and that is comforting Jen and her boys right now. They know that they WILL see Sean again. Please keep Jen and her boys in prayer right now. Jen misses her husband and those boys miss their Daddy. But though they grieve, they are not without Hope. Please friends, if you do not know Jesus, you can know Him today. Believe on Him. Turn from your sins and give your life to Him. He gave His for you. He will wash all your sins away and come live in you by His Spirt...and you will live forever… just like Sean. I leave you with the lyrics of this awesome song. God bless!

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Oh yes.. I like this. Sean is a Hero of the faith. He ran his race and was victorious. Way to preach the Gospel too! It is the POWER unto salvation..