September 10, 2019 Jarrid Wilson, a pastor at California based church Harvest Christian Fellowship committed suicide. Jarrid was very open and candid about his bouts with depression. With his wife by his side they founded an outreach to help people dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts called “Anthem of Hope”. Jarrid is survived by his wife Juli and their two young sons. Since his death, Harvest Church has gathered around his family in love and support and dedicated the entire week of praise and worship and preaching to Jarrid’s legacy as a believer in Christ.
The Lead Pastor at Harvest, Greg Laurie consoled the congregation as they navigated through the pain and sadness of Jarrid’s sudden death. During his sermon he touched on many important issues, none more important than the reassurance that Jarrid as a believer in Christ was now in heaven in the presence of the Lord. As Greg put it “One dark moment in a Christians life cannot undo what Christ did on the Cross,” It’s a reminder that we are not saved by our own merits but by the finished work of The cross. When you stand before God, you won’t be judged by the last thing you did before you died, but by the last thing Jesus did before He died. Salvation is a gift! Given to those who place their faith in Christ Jesus. We cannot lose something that we did not earn to begin with. Jarrid was such a man who placed his faith in Christ and though his struggles with depression won this battle, eternally Hope gets the last word. Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more (Romans 5:20). The Apostle Paul put it this way. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else In all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39 NIV. #hopegetsthelastword #harvestchristianfellowship #jarridwilson #jesus #saved #eternalsecurity