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There is at least one question that is on the mind of every person: Where do I go when I die?
This question is not exclusive to one area of the world, one culture, one religion or one life situation. Our Online Missionaries hear it constantly from the individuals they come in contact with on a daily basis. In fact, that was the question that brought a woman from Grenada named Wanda to a GodLife website looking for answers.
Looking for hope
Initially, Wanda came desperate and worried about her eternal fate, wanting to be assured in her recently found faith in Jesus. Here’s what she told Rachel, her Online Missionary, early in their teacher-disciple relationship:
“How can we know that we're prepared for that prepared place which is Heaven? Everyday we live in this wicked old world when you are trying your best to keep your eyes on Jesus something always come in the way to make you lose your mind… My desire in my heart is to live with Jesus in Heaven.”
Rachel was excited to share the great hope of a true faith in Jesus with Wanda. She faithfully explained that her assurance could be tied to Jesus’ work on the cross, not to any of her own actions or good deeds. To help illustrate this, Rachel shared the parable of the house built on a rock:
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
Wanda is learning that building her life on the promises of God means that she will have a foundation of truth that is unable to be broken or shaken. Her complete assurance can be found in Him, which means he’ll be faithful to fulfill his promise of eternity in Heaven for believers.
“I think Heaven would be like no other places that mankind has never seen or been before. No pain, headaches, toothache, stressed, deceivers that comes to destroy your life no more of that no deaths, just peace, joy, happiness, love and everlasting life...we will live for ever and ever with Jesus. What a wonderful day that will be.”
These are the jubilant words of Wanda, a new creation in Christ who is steadily building a foundation of faith by the work of the Holy Spirit through her new friend Rachel. Thanks to your support in prayer, God is redeeming lives all over the world and sharing the true hope of eternity with millions. Continue to share the hope of eternity to millions, give a special gift today.