What is My Only Comfort in Life and in Death?

The Heidelberg Catechism was written in 1563 and continues to serve as a theologically masterful and pastorally devotional confession of faith. This is how it begins.
Q: What is my only comfort in life and death?
A: That I, with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; he so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; in fact, all things must work together for my good; therefore, by his Holy Spirit, God assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready to live for him.

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