One of our elderly neighbors had brought over some lemons. She often did that. I’d witnessed to her very likeable Hindu husband, and he was very open. So, I decided to witness to his wife as we paused for a moment and talked in our driveway. I said, “Hajit, do you think there’s an afterlife? What happens when people die?” Suddenly, she looked fearful and began to walk away backwards. It was a disaster, and it broke my heart. I felt as though I had offended a gentle and very sweet elderly woman.
Still, they took my books when I gave them fresh eggs. It was a little discouraging though, because one time I noticed that the books were on the same shelf in their home right where they had put them months before.
One day as I rode my bike, I greeted her and saw the same fear in her eyes. But then I saw something strange. In that one glance, it was as though she was saying, “Please…help me!” The Bible says that every human being is haunted by the fear of death “all their lifetime” (see Hebrews 2:14-15). I was convinced that that day she was crying for help in the face of the impending Grim Reaper, something the Scriptures call “the king of terrors.”
So, I immediately wrote a booklet with her in mind, called, “How to be Free from the Fear of Death.” It expounded a simple but extremely profound principle. Here it is:
If you were standing on the edge of a plane, 10,000 feet up, and you had to jump without a parachute, would that be fearful? Of course it would. It would be breathtakingly terrifying. But if I gave you a parachute that you knew for certain would open, would that change things? Of course it would. Radically! Now, instead of hitting the ground at 120 mph on your face, you are going to land at 15 mph on your feet, and because of this you are no longer fearful, because you trust the parachute. The amount of fear you have will be determined by the amount of faith you have in the parachute. If you have 100% faith, that would mean that you have no fear. Your faith actually controls your fear.
And so our faith in the Savior dissipates our fear. We can control it. The King of Terrors has been dethroned. I came into this world with nothing, but I will leave with my hand in the hand of Jesus.
I couldn’t wait for the booklet to be printed, and the moment they arrived I grabbed a couple of copies along with some fresh eggs, and left them on their doorstep. That same day Hajit came across to our house and didn’t just stand on the doorstep this time. She wanted to come in. She had some gifts, and joyfully told me that she had read the booklet! I’m not exaggerating when I say that when she spoke, she had a sparkle in her eyes.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ray Comfort