No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them. (Ps. 49:7)

Before I was saved, I was very uncomfortable talking about death. I did not fully understand what “being saved” meant, and because of that, I had great fear to talk about dying. Uncertainty generates fear.

On June 13, 1982, I made the decision to follow Jesus Christ and publicly accepted him into my heart. Since that day, I have spent time getting to know my Savior intimately by spending time in his Word and in prayer. I believe that salvation yields change, because as we build a relationship with the Lord, we come to recognize the Holy Spirit’s voice speaking to us.

God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to come to earth to die for us. The sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for us has already paid the price for our salvation. Once we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior, there is no other collateral needed on our part.

Life with Jesus brings us the assurance that no matter what struggles we may endure, we do not need to fear, because he will be right there with us, walking us through them and comforting us. He loves us unconditionally, forgives us continually, and gives us hope for the future.

Jesus’ love is a reminder that death is actually our passport to our eternity in heaven with him.

Give Jesus all your fears.

Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.