Matthew 28:20b “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
There’s a lot of fear out in the world. I remember many years ago, I sat by a man and woman on the runway at the airport. As we sat there talking, they talked about how afraid they were of flying. I was fine as long as we were on the runway, but the more they talked, the more afraid they became. Fear is contagious, and I caught it.
As the plane took off and leveled out, the flight attendant began to explain about the exit doors and pointed to one over the wing and one near the tail. At 30,000 feet? I thought, “Why do we need exit doors?” She went on to tell about the flotation device. My thought was “Flotation device; that’s good. But, where’s the parachute?”
I thought about how, when a plane goes down, people always talk about the indestructible “black box”. Why don’t they make the plane out of that stuff.
By the time the plane landed, safe and sound by the way, I was a nervous wreck. It was then I remembered what my dad would tell me. He was a preacher also and he would remind me of the verse in Matthew, “Lo, I am with you always.”
For those who are the Bride of Christ, there is no fear in dying. In Philippians 1:21 Paul says, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”