Today would have been my father-in-law’s 72nd birthday. Although he is greatly missed by his wife and family, we have the comfort of knowing that he is with God.
I realize that the idea of a Heaven or Hell may sound like a fairytale for some and even though I may try my best to convince them that these places exist, they will not believe.
It used to bother me, but then I realized that I can’t change a person’s heart. I can’t awaken their minds or make them see the truth— “For they look, but they don’t really see. They hear, but they don’t really listen or understand” (Matt 13:13).
The saddest situation is when people who have referred to themselves as “Christians” renounce God and turn away: “…Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God… For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ” (Heb 3:12-14).
I know where my father-in-law is, and I know that one day I will see him again. Whether or not you believe that there is a Heaven or Hell is irrelevant— you will be in one place or the other. Find out how you can go to Heaven! (http://www.billygraham.org/assets/media/specialsections/touchonelife/Printer-FriendlyStepstoPeacewithGod.pdf)
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