Death Takes Faith

Do you have fear of death?
Are you unsure of your last breath?
Maybe you have heard, “Why fear?”
Especially when you know death is near;
Even when you know you are going to die,
It still takes faith to say life’s goodbye;
At no point along this struggling journey,
Can we live without faith to our gurney;
While we may know every truth of God’s word,
To think we could be perfect is clearly absurd;
The Bible might be in our minds memorized,
Everything still takes faith to be mesmerized;
As loved ones in Christ come to their end,
Our patience with fear will make a good friend;
To take that final step from this life,
Can still produce fearful mental strife;
We need the comfort of Jesus at every moment,
Remembering his death provided our atonement;
When we forget, our death will be scary,
Thinking more about ourselves, who they bury;
God gives us faith to see our eternal home,
Our hearts secure with no need to roam;
But we must believe Christ sufficient to our last,
We need God’s grace till the moment we passed;
Take heart then with those that falter,
Pray their fear with them like the Psalter;
Only a continuing awe of Christ’s grace,
Will give us peace as we see death in the face!


About Nathan Krupke

Made righteous by Jesus Christ, saved by God's amazing grace, being sanctified by His Spirit, husband, father of three, and a CPA by trade.
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