A Good Day to Die Hard?

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In the action movie, A Good Day to Die Hard, Jack McClane, an undercover CIA officer is arrested as a result of an assassination in Russia. When his father, John McClane, a detective and New York City police office hears about it, he decides to go to Russia to help his son get out of his predicament and also to repair the estranged relationship between himself and Jack. Once father and son unite in Russia, they are targeted by two evil men and their cohorts who try to kill them both on multiple occasions. Together, they have to dodge gunbattles, kidnappings, and a car chase. In the end, John and his son do reconcile, and defeat the enemies that are after them.

The movie is a reminder of the great lengths parents will go to in order to help their children get and stay on the right path with their lives. It is also a reminder of how God loves us and wants to reconcile with us — all of humanity — and how he went to great lengths to bring that about. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

God was under no obligation to do as he did when he sent Jesus Christ to earth. The reason why life on Earth is not perfect is because of sin. All of us are sinners who deserve eternal punishment in Hell. The Bible says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” The reason why we have death in our world is because of sin. There’s no good day to die, and when you die it will be hard. As the Bible says in Proverbs 13:15, “The way of the transgressor (wrong-doer) is hard.” Death is not something to be happy about unless you have been saved through Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death — physical death in the grave, and spiritual death in Hell.

However, because God loves us so much, and because God does not want us to suffer for an eternity separated from him, he sent his perfect, sinless son Jesus Christ to earth to suffer a cruel death on the cross — willingly taking our punishment on himself. He died, and three days later, he rose from the dead.

The day Jesus died was a good day for mankind. His death meant that the day we die does not have to be a bad day. If we give our life to Jesus Christ now, he will usher us into Heaven and into the presence of the Heavenly Father.

Jesus Christ extended an invitation for you to begin a relationship with Him so that you can be reconciled with God. He said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Only through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, can we come to God through Jesus Christ. If we want to be saved from the eternal punishment for our sins that awaits us after death, we must place our faith and trust in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and allow him to come and live inside of us. Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Today is a good day to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior.

If you accept Jesus Christ into your heart, you will begin a relationship with God that will last for eternity and you will have a home in Heaven. If you want to begin this relationship right now, you can pray a short prayer to let God know that you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour so that you can spend eternity in Heaven with him. Please repeat after me and mean it from your heart.

Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today and forever. Amen.

If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

Believe by faith. Share the faith. And keep the faith! God Bless You!