Friday, August 1, 2014

What's the source of your comfort, in life and death?

In this Blog, we'll discuss questions related to our faith. I thought a excellent place to start this discussion is with the first question in the Heidelberg Catechism:
What is your only comfort, in life and in death?
This is the answer offered in the catechism:
That I belong--body and soul, in life and in death--not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well  that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation.  Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him. 
What do you think. What's the source of your comfort, in life and death?