And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. (Gen 23:1-6)
But, Abraham did not sorrow as one who had no hope. He knew that because of their faith in the Messiah, the One who as to come, they would see each other again. We too can take comfort with the loss of a loved one from this life, that for those who are secure in Christ, we will see them again. We also are urged to share this message of hope to this lost and dying world, that they too may believe in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary for forgiveness and Salvation and have the sure promise of hope in this life and the next.
While we are here, GOD commands us to carry on His work and will. To minister to the hurting as GOD provides, to disciple one another in love and His Word, and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all who will hear. GOD blesses and equips us show His love in action to those around us. He enables us to teach His Word so all His children may grow in grace. He commissions us to take the Gospel with us, and as we go share His message of mercy with those we meet that they might repent and believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. Turn away from your sIn and unrighteousness and trust, as Sarah did, what He has already done on that cruel Roman cross. Just as Sarah had the hope and security of eternal life, He has provided forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son and is our Life. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life.