And here we are today living in the good that liberation brought us all those years ago. But are we really free? If we were honest with ourselves we would have to admit that there are realities we are afraid of and prefer not to think about. We seek to dismiss them from our minds and distract ourselves with much busyness, and fill minds with much noise in order to drown out the constant reminders. But we must face these realities in the end.
Here is the raw truth - we are all afraid of dying because this is something we cannot escape from. We are afraid of certain judgement. Deep down we know that we are not prepared for this impending doom, in spite of pretending so well. We are afraid of facing the living and Holy God one day and in an attempt to suppress this fear some deny Him altogether, others partake in religious activities, while others just attempt to live a good life in the hope everything will turn out right in the end!
But God never meant for anyone to live in fear and uncertainty and did something wonderful in order that you and I might be "Free indeed!"
While it cannot be denied that one day each of us in turn will die because of the presence of sin in our lives; the following quotation is in essence a 'bad news', 'good news' statement We need to pay attention to: