It’s worth it!

Rae Anthony

By Rae Anthony

When I lost my relative earlier this year, I wept bitterly. I had never experienced anything like it and honestly, I never saw it coming. I fell sick shortly after I received the news, and for the first time ever after the death of a loved one, I confronted God. I simply could not come to terms with the truth.

Other thoughts consumed me later. I was worried about my relative’s fate. Would my relative be embraced by Jesus Christ ultimately? Or would the individual go to “the other side”? (I’m putting it mildly of course).

I couldn’t shake the thought and I must admit that it still haunts me occasionally.

When I was younger, I never really believed in Christ. As a child, I watched my mother serve a God she couldn’t see; I also heard about the countless miracles he’d performed. I wasn’t convinced. My mother seemed like a lunatic honestly and sometimes I laughed when she prayed. I couldn’t understand her behaviour… and then, I encountered Christ. Then, and only then did I experience true joy.

We all have to face our maker one day; one who gave his life for us. So, here’s my question: are you prepared to meet your maker? Now we can’t all be believers, I’m fully aware of that, but take it from a former skeptic: serving Christ is worth it. I’m taking a long shot here, but I urge you to go against everything you believe in (if you’re a skeptic) and follow Christ. Seems ludicrous, I know, but in the end (I promise!) you will encounter true bliss… one you’ll never be able to describe fully.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”- Romans 15:13.

Have a good weekend all.