“That ye may know.”  These words from 1 John 5:13 were refreshed in my mind this week, and what a blessing they are!  I don’t have to wonder.  Don’t have to guess.  Don’t have to wishfully hope.  I can know that I have eternal life.  Indeed, it’s a humbling truth, because that assurance has nothing to do with me.  It’s all because of God’s amazing grace and perfect love that provided His Son’s sacrifice for my sins.  I guess I write about this today because of a recent visit.  I was called to the bedside of someone I did not know who, according to the doctors, is dying from cancer.  This person had asked for a preacher, and through a mutual acquaintance, they contacted me.  As we talked, the conversation obviously turned to eternity.  There was no assurance, only confusion.  I was allowed to go through the simple explanation of the gospel and the blessed assurance we can have through Christ.  Sadly, the confusion continued.  Gospel tracts were left, and a return visit was planned.  I left with a heavy heart on one hand, but on the other hand I left thankful for the power of God’s word and the assurance it can give.  My prayer is that this person receives the assurance spoken of in 1 John 5:13.  So today, think about this: there are many things we don’t know, can’t know, and never will know.  But we can know we have eternal life!  Isn’t that what matters most?  I trust you have that assurance yourself; if not, contact me.  If so, be sure to share it with someone this week!