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This is Not the End

August 26, 2013

“To live strongly and creatively, we must have firmly fixed in our minds that this life is not the end.”[1]

Caution and fear can cause a person to abandon the amazing things they are called to by God. To believe this life is not the end frees oneself of the binding of caution and fear. This makes me think of the disciples locked away in the upper room after the crucifixion of Jesus. They were bound by the fear of death. Yet when they saw Jesus again, they were released from the bondage of fear and went into the world to share the news of the resurrection with those they met. Then some were martyred. Did that stop them? NO! They had been released by the fear of death by seeing the resurrection.

We claim to believe in the resurrection. Does your life show you believe in the resurrection? Go and live boldly this week and remember, “this life is not the end.”[2]

[1] James Bryan Smith. An Arrow Pointing to Heaven. (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 200). 228

[2] Smith, 228

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