David Watson, the great evangelist of the 1970s and 80s was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As he was dying, he write a book called Fear no Evil. He wrote “the Christian does not prepare for death, but for life.”
There is nothing unique or peculiar about the final act of life that makes it determinative in validating or nullifying our salvation. Or let me say it another way: The final season of faith with all its battles and failures is not the only season of faith that will bear witness in the Last Day that we were born again.
One day I called Bob, who had survived kidney cancer several years before after being told by the doctors that he wasn’t expected to live.
I asked him,”Were you ever afraid to die?”
“Why not?” I asked.
“You can’t threaten me with Heaven!” he proclaimed
3 Buddies were discussing death and one asked the group: What would you like people to say about you at your funeral?
… “He was a great humanitarian, who cared about his community.”
… “He was a great husband and father, who was an example for many to follow.”
… “Look, he’s moving!!”
That would be something wouldn’t it?
But Jesus was moving! He was alive! And still is!
And that is our ultimate hope. Because He lives, we too shall live.