I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Note from Dr. Jerry Newcombe: What a difference Christ makes in this life and in the next. These words spoken by Dr. D. James Kennedy several years before his home-going to heaven speak volumes about the confidence Christ gives as we face the prospect of death.
“Now, I know that someday I am going to come to what some people will say is the end of this life. They will probably put me in a box and roll me right down here in front of the church, and some people will gather around, and a few people will cry. But I have told them not to do that because I don’t want them to cry. I want them to begin the service with the Doxology and end with the Hallelujah chorus, because I am not going to be there, and I am not going to be dead. I will be more alive than I have ever been in my life, and I will be looking down upon you poor people who are still in the land of dying and have not yet joined me in the land of the living. And I will be alive forevermore, in greater health and vitality and joy than ever, ever, I or anyone has known before. That is what Christ offers us.
Question to ponder: Can you affirm with Paul that to live is Christ and to die is gain?