Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Grace Moments Devotions

Grace Moments Devotions - February 11, 2017

  • 2017 Feb 11
  • COMMENTS

February 11

Falling into Jesus’ arms

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

The above lines are from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ most famous poem. He wrote them as he watched his father, a once vigorous soldier, grow weak and frail. Thomas’ words grip our hearts—we all dread dying, and we fear the dying of those we love. Thomas’ own “light” was extinguished in 1953, and he probably did not go gently.

I get his point. Dying is the last human adventure on this earth. Dying exists in God’s once immortal human race as a punishment for human evil and rebellion. It is not nice or natural.

But Jesus has changed everything. By taking on himself the guilt and blame and condemnation for human sin, the dying process loses its terror and fear and becomes merely the fall into Jesus’ arms. Here are sweet words from a man in his 90s: “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. . . . Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). You can go gently when you know Christ is waiting for you.


Grow Closer With God During Lent!

Specially written to guide you during the Lenten season, Walk With Jesus: The Final Week’s Journey will give you a better understanding of what Jesus experienced during the last week of his life—and help you grow closer with God in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Request your copy of Walk With Jesus when you donate to help share the timeless truths of God’s Word with more people!

For more from Time of Grace visit them at TimeofGrace.org or visit their OnePlace.com and LightSource.com pages!


Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com