This past Sunday, Pastor John closed his sermon, You Will Never See Death, with this exhortation (emphasis mine):
(E)ven when we don’t realize it, fear is haunting our choices, making us cautious, wary, restrained, confined, narrow, tight, robbing us of risk and adventure and dreams for the sake of Christ and his kingdom and the cause of love in the world. Without our even knowing it, fear of death is a slave master binding us with invisible ropes, confining us to small, safe, innocuous, self-centered ways of life.
Becker has no solution for this bondage, but Jesus does. “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” Or as he says in John 8:32, “You will know the truth [about death], and the truth will set you free.” The world desperately needs the courage and the Christ of fearless Christians who know they will never taste death. Be one.
Earlier this year, Justin and Tamara Reimer gave up the relative security of a regular job to launch into full-time ministry with The Elisha Foundation. They are pouring their lives into families like ours, providing respite and retreats.
And right now they are in the Ukraine, working with some dear brothers with InLumine on the next phase – reaching beyond our borders to serve those with disabilities in other parts of the world.
Justin and Tamara are full of “adventure and dreams for the sake of Christ and his kingdom and the cause of love in the world.”