What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own, but belong - body and soul, in life and in death - to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven: in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him. (Heidelberg Catechism 1).
I have this taped over my desk and it caught my eye in a timely way. I love the way the composers of this catechism so encapsulated the truths of our Christian life.
I also love the song by Trudy Poirier that is based on this question. I think I'll listen to it while I go to sleep!
(Sorry, I can't link Trudy's song because she hasn't recorded it. If you want to hear clips from her CD, though, go to www.peartreemusic.com, or come worship with us on Sunday morning!)