A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost”
A writer by the name of Archibald Alexander wrote what an unsaved person may feel the first moment after death. "I am lost forever—all hope of happiness or relief is gone from my miserable soul! The blackness of darkness is round about me! No ray of light dawns on my wretched soul! Despair, terrible despair has now seized upon me, and must blacken every prospect to all eternity! While in the world, I could contrive to turn away my thoughts from the disagreeable subject; but now, my misery, like a heavy burden, presses on me, and is ever present—go where I will, do what I will.” Your eternity can be absent from the body and present with the Lord
So completely is He our Surety — that He takes our sins and infirmities, our trials and sorrows upon Himself, as if they were all and entirely His own.