As a young man in 1728, Benjamin Franklin had composed his own mock epitaph which read:
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer;
Like the Cover of an old Book,
Its Contents torn out,
And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,
Lies here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be wholly lost:
For it will, as he believ’d, appear once more,
In a new & more perfect Edition,
Corrected and Amended
Ben Franklin never confessed to being a Christian, yet he expressed a knowledge of what the Bible says about life after death. Now, knowledge is good, but there is something much better and profitable. There is greater joy in having complete faith and assurance in what you know.
I know that Jesus, the Son of God, died for my sins, was buried, and on the third day was resurrected to an eternal and glorified life; and is now seated with Almighty God.
This fact, known to so many, is more than academics to me. I have put my trust and complete faith in Jesus, the living Savior; and in Him who has promised to give me the same life that He now enjoys. Jesus is indeed the author of my life and I look forward to the day when He will make a “more perfect Edition” .
My knowledge has been embraced by my FAITH and together has become my HOPE! Do you have this Hope in you? Do you have a real relationship with Christ that bonds your faith to what you know about Him? A hopeful look to the future makes even today look better!
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