Imagine you’re standing on the edge of a canyon. You look across to the other side and you see a beautiful city. A city filled with hope, and love. Everything about this city sparkles and shines. With everything in you, you want to get to that city. When you look down you see a huge chasm. It’s dark. It’s cold. It feels like death. You feel hopeless. You feel lost.
Then as if by magic a light appears. You run towards the light and you see that the light is shining on a bridge. The bridge is beautiful and made of gold. This bridge is the passage to the city! As you get to the entrance of the bridge you notice that there is a lock on the gate. You need a pass to go across.
The pass consists of a choice. You can stay where you are, and die. Or, you can choose life. Choosing life means that you have to turn from your old life. You have to turn away from hatred and bitterness. You have to turn from thinking that you have all the answers and don’t need help. You have to accept that you need a saviour.
The light draws you closer. It whispers in your ear. Come to me - I will give you rest.
As you begin to walk across the bridge all your pain and despair leave you. Your heart is filled with love, and joy, like you, have never known. You start to run now. You throw off all restraints. You leave everything behind. You no longer need to be in control, and all your fears are gone! You are lost no more! The fight is over.
Life goes on forever. You need never fear death again because he has overcome it.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 - Jesus.