By John Ulaj, Publisher
The Hamtramck Review
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
That is one of the greatest quotes from former president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Roosevelt cast World War II as a fight for four universal human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
In times of economic uncertainty, wars and the rattling of sabers, nation rising up against nation, earthquakes such as those which have hit the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, etc.), famine, hunger, greed, and emotional suffering, fear can easily overwhelm our spirit and take control of our lives.
What do you fear most?
I recently had a nice conversation with a waiter while dining out, and the topic of death came up.
He was overcome by the thought of dying.
Most people want to live as long as possible, because life can be very joyous if we give it a chance. I thought, “Perhaps I will write about our fear of death.”
As Easter approaches, this Sunday, we celebrate this special day with such great joy! For who has delivered us from the fear of death?
The begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was, and is, and is to come again; the King of kings and Lord of lords!
He is the one who can overcome all of our fears, and even the ultimate fear: that of death.
We all, at other times, may experience other emotion-stirring things, such as loneliness, anxiety; perhaps dread of an impending World War III; or just all of life’s ups and downs.
The Bible reminds us, in (2 Timothy 1:7): “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
This cycle of fears seems to never end. But we must embrace the future with joy and a sense of peace, knowing that the Prince of Peace (who has declared the end from the beginning) shall keep the world from destroying itself.
Easter is a reminder that God-in-Christ sacrificed His only begotten Son for our sins on that Cross at Calvary, so that, through him, we might be saved.
Remember these words in the Old Testament, for God has instructed all his children in this manner (Joshua 1:9):
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
We never fight our battles alone, because he who gives life is the same one who shall see you through.
Happy Easter, and may God richly bless you and yours.
Posted April 7, 2023
April 9, 2023 at 2:50 am
You have a lot to fear Mr. Ulaj on the day of judgement, Jesus peace be upon him called people to worship God and God alone. He never told people to worship him and he himself prayed to God. God may forgive any kind of sin but he will never forgive the sins who worship others beside Him.
Jesus was human, God is not. Therefore he can’t be God.
Jesus will die, God does not. Therefore he can’t be God.
Jesus needs to eat and use the bathroom to continue existing. God doesn’t.
God is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-omnipotent , Jesus is not.
Wouldn’t you be ashamed of yourself when Jesus comes back and enters the bathroom to do No.2 while you’re kneeling beside the bathroom door praying to a human being like you :).
Check out Islam before it’s too late and don’t let your pride lead you to hellfire.