Fear Not Death (#21)

Judges 6:23  And the LORD said unto him (Gideon), Peace be unto (you) thee;  fear not: thou shalt not die.  (KJV)

Gideon, a judge of the Israelites, has just had a face to face encounter with an angel of the LORD while offering a sacrifice to the LORD (worshipping).  It has put Gideon into a state of fearful awe.  Coming face to face with holiness has a way of making us see ourselves as we truly are–exposed, lost, fallen, s-i-n-f-u-l.

The LORD continues to do what He has done since the Garden:  Confront sin, provide redemption out of death, and cover us with His love.

God whispers His eternal promise, “I.  Conquer.  Death.”  

This is the ultimate fear not for those who love the LORD and accept His sacrifice as sufficient.  John 3:16 says, “For God SO LOVED the world that He gave His only Son and whoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

There is nothing more I can add to this.  It is as clear, as flawless and exquisite as Waterford Crystal.



(Flawless by Mercy Me)

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About Yvonne Jones

I am at heart, a LIFEguard: "big" sister, mama, grandmother, aunt, friend, swimming coach, lifeguard trainer, and registered nurse. I am in the business of alleviating fear through education and lots of hand holding. As a swimming instructor, I have taught people of all ages to overcome fear of the water and I marvel as fear gives way to fearlessness, as panic turns to pure joy, as tears dissolve into giggles of glee, and pennies retrieved from the bottom of the abyss become trophies. As a nurse, I have been privileged to walk up to Heaven's gate as patients and family are welcomed home, witnessed the miracle of birth, helped mend broken hearts, and cared for the elderly as they wait.Scriptures number one admonition is "fear not." Question is HOW??? The Word becomes our swimming instructor and can help us learn to "tread water til Jesus comes." Something my students often thought I was going to make them do!So welcome to my pool! Jump in the cool water. Let it refresh your soul and feel the unseen hands of the Master Lifeguard lift you up and out of the deep water. Who knows, you just might even walk on water!

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