Who Will Bear My Shame? Part 3

When I last left you, I was at the beginning of my marriage and the baggage that I had brought with me was beginning to weigh me down. I had this really amazing man and I felt like I had very little to offer him. I loved him very much but that didn't seem to be enough.

One day it happened, crumpled up in a ball, I collapsed before my Lord and King in utter shame. The weight of my life came crashing down on me and I had no choice but to face it. I fell on my bed and began sobbing uncontrollably. I began crying out to God, “I am so sorry, I am so sorry. Please forgive me for all that I have done against you. I am so ashamed.” I begged over and over for Him to forgive me.  As I laid there crying, I didn't know what else to do besides open my Bible and begin to seek out some relief.

I now realize He was slowly revealing Himself to me and as I was begging for forgiveness this is what He was showing me.

He held up my head and said, “Child, I already forgave you.” I didn't understand. I said how is this possible my list is so long? How can you bear it?

He said, as I set out for Jerusalem, I knew what I was doing. I held your list in my hand and with my face to the ground, I prayed for my Father to take this cup from my hand. He reminded what I was holding onto. I knew there was no other way. As I was betrayed with a kiss and arrested, I made sure I didn't let go. When all of my followers abandoned me, I didn't waiver for a moment.

As I was dragged from the high priest to the governor, I made sure that I that your list was in my grips. As they began spitting and slapping me in my face, I knew I had to take this one for you. When they tore my clothes from me and replaced it with a purple robe and a crown of thorns and began mocking me, I knew you would someday understand.

When they tied me to the post and began beating me in the head with a stick, I made sure to take every blow and to never let go of your list that I had carried all this way with me. As the morning continued on and I began to walk to the place they call The Skull, I made sure that no matter how hard it was going to be to carry that cross and your list, I would do both. When the cross became too heavy, it dropped me to the ground but I had clenched your list I brought with me.

As I walked the rocky path to Calvary’s Hill, I knew you would someday come back to me. When they laid me there on the cross and began to nail my hands and feet to the rugged wood, I felt every blow of the hammer but I held on tight.

As they mocked and ridiculed me, I knew you would face the same. My heart broke for you and for all who were watching. I cried out, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”  Just the same as I do today.  

As they raised the cross my blood began to drip down your list that I took with me on that day. With each drop, your list became less visible to Me and to My Father until the blood soaked page was wiped completely clean.

With my last breath, I gave one last shout for you and for the whole world to hear, “It is finished,” because I had given the world all they would ever need to be with me in paradise. At that moment, I opened my blood clinched hand and your list blew as far as the east is to the west.

So you ask if I will forgive you darling girl, I already have. Now it is your turn to forgive yourself.
I cried out, my Lord, I don’t deserve your grace. He said, nobody does but the debt has been paid. You just have to believe and to trust that it was meant for you.

The Good News is this. Now when I stand before my Lord, I don’t have to bow my head in shame. I don’t have to trudge to His feet with my heavy load. With arms spread wide, He took it all. Today, I can stand before my Father and bow my head as a redeemed and righteous daughter of a King.

Who Will Bear My Shame, Part 2

If you missed my last post Who Will Bear My Shame, Part 1, follow this link for the beginning of story.

My journey may not be as long as others but it has been filled with many lessons that have made me who I am today. It has been filled with a God that would not let me go, and a God that knew I needed all the grace and mercy He could pour out on my past, present, and future.

God had many plans for me and it seemed that none of them were on my list so far. I was in my mid-twenties, childless, single, and jobless. I had just left my beautiful paradise home on Oahu and was heading back to the Midwest to move back in with my parents.  Is this sounding like anyone’s fairy tale they dreamed of as a little girl? 

Not only had my life not been going as I had planned or expected, I was carrying a lot of baggage that I had accumulated over the years. I would have loved to throw it all out as I flew over the deep blue Pacific Ocean and get a fresh start in my life. Getting rid of your sins is apparently not that easy and it was something that God had to work out in me. 

I could present myself as this good Christian girl but deep down inside the pain and agony of shame, fear, worthlessness, regret, and disappointment were weighing me down. As I continued to suppress all those feelings inside they just became larger than I could take care of on my own.

When I moved back to the mainland, things seemed to be turning around for me. I was quickly offered a teaching job. I began attending church again. I was spending a lot of time with my family and I was really discovering who I wanted to be, so I thought.

Shortly after being here a teacher friend of mine asked me to go on a blind with her husband’s good friend.  I quickly said, “No.”

I was on a mission to discover who I was and not what or who any guy told me I was. I really wanted to become my own self without any attachments. I already had an image of myself and that was looking pretty bleak and downright disappointing.

My 28th birthday was approaching. My friend had asked me several times to go out as a group with her and her husband so I broke down and said yes. By this time I seemed to really know what I wanted for myself. I wanted a turn around.

We went on a blind date. Many of you may be groaning right now. I know it could have been pretty disastrous, it wasn't bad but I told myself I probably wouldn't go out with him again. However, he called me back with a plan and to make a long story short, I am happy to say I am married to an amazing man and we 
will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this year.

Our relationship didn't start out quite as I would have hoped. We went out a lot with friends and I was back into my lifestyle of doing whatever made us happy at the moment. We were happy. We had great times together but they were not all my proudest moments.

Several months after we got married my baggage really started weighing me down. Here I was with a really great guy and I had so many regrets in my life. Let me start by explaining with a little story.

When I was teaching there was a guest speaker for the school district. I am not exactly sure what he was about. Maybe he was there for me or I guess it might have been for the kids. He was talking to the kids about purity and giving themselves someday to their mate.

He stood in front of all the kids and held up this beautiful red rose and said something like this. “This is you. You are beautiful. There are many layers to you and each one of them is very special. However, each time you give yourself to someone, you lose a little bit of yourself.” As he said this he was peeling away pieces of the rose. He continued to talk about doing different things in life and each time he would peel away another petal. By the time he got done with his story, the rose was just a stem, the center, and a few petals.

Then he continued, “Someday you will meet the mate that you want to be with. What will you offer them? Will there be just pieces of you or will you offer them your whole beautiful self?”

This is exactly how I felt all the time. Here I was in a new marriage and I felt like all I had to offer this amazing man were pieces that were left of me. This was completely me. He had told me early on that he didn't care about my past because it made me who I was. I really loved him for that reassurance.

Slowly, I began to break. I had come into this marriage with all this excess baggage and I had not figured out any way to get rid of it. What I didn't know at the time was God was beginning to make me whole but before he could get me there I had to stand and face Him. I had to look Him in the eye.

I relate to Peter here in the beginning of Luke 22:61 which reads: At that moment, the Lord turned and looked at Peter. 

Peter said he would never deny Him Lord, but the Lord knew Peter would get weary and fall away. When I was young, I remember sitting at church camp and promising to live a life that was pleasing to God. Now here I was, afraid to look Him in the eye. Running this way and that just so I wouldn't have to face Him. Here He was, looking me in the eye, undaunted by my life, and ready to pour out some grace and mercy so I could be more glorifying to Him. 

Come back Sunday to read more of this story. Maybe you need to face your King today and you no longer want to do it with your head bowed in shame. Maybe you have no idea what I am talking about but you know you need something different than what you have, please come back for the rest of the story. It will be worth your time. In the mean time if you want to know what it means to have a relationship with Christ you can read,  Who Loves a Good Rescue Story, Part 1 and Who Loves a Good Rescue Story, Part 2.

Until then, I will be praying that the Lord will do a work in you and pour out His mercy and grace onto your life. 

Who Will Bear My Shame? Part 1

For years I had been “Following Jesus”. What does that mean? Many people today claim to be Christians but they don’t really follow Jesus. I know what that looks and feels like; I was one of those people for many many years. 

Recently, I heard someone on the radio say, “If all of the evidence of your life was gathered, would there be enough evidence to prove you are a Christian.”

If you read my blog post titled “The No-Plan Plan, Part 1 and The God Plan, Part 2” you can see my salvation story.  I accepted Christ when I was twelve years old. I was soon baptized and later became a member of our church.  Shortly after that, I came into my teenage years.  Many of you that are grown know the rebellion and the heart ache that comes along with being a teenager. I was no different and spent a lot of my life following my own heart. 

We are often told to follow our heart and follow our dreams but if we are followers of Christ that is sometimes very far from the truth of Living for Christ. Let me explain by sharing a bit of my life with you.

These two verses could summarize a lot of my life, denying my Lord and being afraid He would look me eye while doing it.

Luke 22:34 But Jesus said, “Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows three times tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
Luke 22:61 At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered at that the Lord had said, “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”

I began doing many things that I am not proud of. I was hanging out with a crowd of really great people but when I was with them I often did things that deep down inside felt wrong.  The reality is that I never felt peer pressured to do those things because they were things that I did out of my own sinful nature and my own personal desires. It was even to the point that I was sometimes putting myself in real danger.

I went through my high school and college years continuing to live on my own path. After five years of college and a double major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education I was sure that I would have no trouble finding a job.

I spent one year as a substitute teacher in my hometown. With no prospects for employment I decided to move to a bigger city and seek employment there. After several really promising interviews, I ended up subbing again. When subbing wasn't paying the bills, I had to seek full time employment completely out of my field. Sound familiar to anyone?

All this time I was trying to figure my life out on my own. I am a very independent person and thought that if any trouble arose; I could figure it out no matter the situation. I did what I wanted to do with no real strings attached or so I falsely believed.

I ended up moving 5000 miles away to a beautiful island called Oahu. Completely clueless what life would bring me, I thought that I was moving for a job but in reality I was moving away from my life. I thought that I would find a perfect life if I got far away from my real life. With two suitcases, a one way ticket, a hotel reservation, and a job, I left for the beautiful city of Waikiki.

At first glance, everything seemed like a real paradise. The ocean, the palm trees, 5000 miles away from reality… 

Lost in the Crowd

Friends this may appear long but stick with it. It may be exactly what you or a friend needs today. Happy Reading

Have you ever been somewhere and are bumping into each other left and right because there is such a huge crowd. Maybe you've been in a big city with crowded streets and you are trying to get to your destination but you have to swerve between people. You’re bumping into people as much as they are bumping into you and then someone in a bigger rush than yourself slams into you hard and you wonder to yourself, did they even notice me?

Maybe you've been Black Friday shopping and the stores are so busy you can barely make it down the aisles. As your walking through the store someone bumps into you; you go another five feet and someone runs over your foot with their very full shopping cart and you wonder to yourself, am I invisible, do these people not see me?

You go to a concert of a really amazing band and everyone wants to stand up close to the stage because that is where the action is. As the artist is singing, everyone is raising their hands in the air to try and catch a five from the performer. You are so excited for the moment and you let out really loud screams because then they may notice you. For a moment they look right at you and slap your hand as they walk by and you wonder to yourself, did they really notice me?

This is a true story. I was living in Hawaii in a semi-populated city and I was walking down the sidewalk of a pretty busy street. In my head one side of the sidewalk is for all people going one direction and the other side of the sidewalk is for people going in the opposite direction. I say in my head because the person walking directly toward me did not have this same thought pattern. I continued walking thinking this person surely sees me. Either they are going to veer or am I going to veer. I continued walking on what I assumed was the “correct” side of the sidewalk and this person walked square into me. I am talking bumping bellies square into me and then continued on their way. I literally was stopped in my tracks wondering to myself, did that person even notice or see me?

Never been in any of these situations? I am sure you can picture the scene. Keep that scene and that feeling in your mind as you read today’s story. I love this story and have thought of many different ways of writing it but when it came down to it none were better than the actual one. This story is about a lady that showed faith but in a different way than you may think. She has a very brief story and it is sandwiched between another story. We are going to dig this story out so you can see how she was “noticed”.  Let’s read the whole thing and then we will pull out the story from verses in Luke 8:43 – 49. I love the language in this King James Version.

40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him. 41And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: 42For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
43And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 45And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 46And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. 47And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
49While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. 50But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. 

First of all, I just have to point out the great need of these two people and Jesus had time for them both.
Let’s look at what is happening here.  Jesus gets to the shore. When He gets there (look at this word) is thronged by the people. People have been hearing great things about Jesus and they are so glad that he is there and they just throng Him. They want to be so close to Him they are pressing against Him. Remember earlier, I said keep in mind these crowded places you may have been. This is the scene. They are pressing against Him.

In Loving Memory

You know those times when all of a sudden you are brought back to a special moment and you find yourself lost in memories. You might call this is one of those moments.

A few years ago, a good family friend, Jim White, battled cancer and this is a tribute to him and his family. I had known this man for a many years and had many memories of him and his family.  My sweetest most precious memory of him, however, is the day I went to his house to read to him from the Bible.

I had asked his family if I could come and read with him and they said it would be okay. I felt completely honored. Here was a man that I knew for many years and he was in his final moments of life and I was going to get to be a part of that time.

As special as this opportunity was, I also really struggled. Here was a family and a man very dear to me and he was in his last days of life; what do I say? How do I act? Do I dare show my heartache? What part, of all the amazing scripture, do I read?

I sat down and just started searching through scripture and little by little the pages began to be filled with tiny post-it notes. Finally I came to a conclusion, John 3 says so much. Many of you probably know or have seen the reference John 3:16: For God loved the world so much that He sent His One and Only Son, for whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

What hope we can find in the promises of God. In this verse He tells us how much He loves us. It was so much that He sent His only Son to die to be the perfect sacrifice, but that wasn't the end. His Son was resurrected so that we may have a life with Him.

Friends, death is not the end. Jesus conquered the grave. Unlike any other religion in the world our God defeated death and as one of His greatest miracles, raised His Son up just as He said He would. John 2: 19 says, “All right,” Jesus replied, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will rise it up.” Because He conquered death we can have assurance that death is not final, through Jesus Christ we do not have to fear death, we can rejoice and we can have eternal (forever) life with Him. Praise the Lord!

After I finished reading some scripture verses, Jim asked if we could listen to a song. He asked his son to play "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. My heart was about to be ripped open and the flood gates were about to burst. This song has amazing lyrics. Here are a few lines for you if you are not already singing the song in your head.

I can only imagine what it will be like when I walk by your side. I can only imagine all I will see when forever is before me. I can only imagine. Surrounded by your Glory what will my heart feel? Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still? Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall? Will I sing Hallelujah or will I be able to speak at all, I can only imagine. 

I can only imagine the thoughts going through a person’s head at a time like this. As the tears are running from my eyes, I look at Jim and a tear is running down his precious cheek. What an amazing moment; one that I will hold dear in my heart forever.

What an amazing testament to a person's life; to lay in wait of meeting their Creator, their Lord, their Forever and His Amazing Love is something that we can only imagine. After the end of your life, I pray that you too will be able to have the hope of a life with Christ beyond the one we are living.

Jim also liked the verse from 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have kept the faith. “ Will we be able to say these words at the end of our life? We have run the race AND have kept the faith. One of my favorite verses comes from Hebrews 11:1 and it describes faith in this way, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about what we cannot see.”  We can be confident in our Living God. We can have confidence in His Word and ALL that he promises us.

I was also asked to read Psalm 23:1-6 at Jim's funeral, what an honor. As I stood in front of the church, I was able to be reminded, The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.  He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me by peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, for His Name's sake. Even when I walk through the valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff comfort me. You prepare a feast before me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for these memories and the opportunity to be a light in this dark world. I thank you for these moments that sometimes feel like an eternity but only last for a moment. Thank you for these memories and people that become such amazing blessings in our lives.

Thank you to my dear friends, The White’s, for allowing me to be part of this time and for allowing your time to be a part of my memories. I pray for you as this time of year approaches that you will be able to rejoice in the resurrecting power of our Lord and Savior.

Do you have an... In Loving Memory. Please Share.
I hope that you all have a great week. 

If you need a relationship with a living God, let me know and I would love to talk to you further about the Risen Savior.  

I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRPGRdbGHSs

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Who Loves a Good Rescue Story?, Part 2

If you didn't read part 1, from yesterday's post, you don't want to miss it. Check it out, it's a great part of the rescue plan

Here is the Great News of this rescue, you may have heard it as the Good News, but I’m sticking with great. Once you have heard it and are able to share it, you too will realize IT IS GREAT! Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." It tells us there is a cost. But here’s the Great News, especially for everyone looking for an online deal, Jesus Christ offers us the free gift of eternal life. That’s right there is a cost but the cost to you is free. You just have to take it. I mean, who doesn't want a free gift, right? Free!

1 John 4:9 says, “By this the Love of God is revealed in us: that God sent His One and only Son into the world in order that we may live through Him.”

Let's look at it this way. You are on a sinking ship, have always been. Some of you may feel like it is going down faster than others, nonetheless, it is sinking. You look out into the water for an island to swim to or a branch to take a hold of, but there is nothing. You start plotting with the people in the rest of the boats for a way to somehow build a quick raft or something, anything. You realize again, there is nothing.

Then you turn to look at the vast blue sea and see someone standing on the water. It is your Father, your Creator. With outstretched arms He gently says, “Jump my child, I’ll rescue you.” You’re not sure if He is going to catch you.  You don’t understand why He would save you. You have done so much wrong maybe you should just go down with the ship.  You look back at the boat which is definitely going down and you turn around with all these questions in your eyes.

You look to your Father to make the leap into His loving arms because you realize that He is the only hope. You are scared and excited at the same time but you decide faith in Him is your only choice.  He’s says to you with all the love a Father could have for a child, "I already know all that you have done. I promise to forgive you, just ask, just trust me. You are safe in my arms, dear one."  You decide it is time to jump.Into His arms you go and as He draws you close to Himself, He whispers, “Trust me, child, My love will catch you every time.” 
What saved you? The love of a Father for His child. What was the cost to you? You had to trust Him.

Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast.

Good? We could never be good enough. Working Hard? We could never work hard enough. It is by the grace of God that we are saved, it is a gift. Do you want it?

This is where the impact comes. The impact that will not only affect your whole life here on earth but you life for eternity. What is this eternal life that you are talking about, you might be asking. What is the catch, what is the fine print? 

Well, eternal life is just what it sounds like, forever life. Eternal life is life after death here on this Earth, in Heaven with our Risen Lord, forever. Now for the fine print, Romans 10:9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Sinking ship is sin. Do you need rescued? Call Him Lord, believe He alone can rescue you.

Ready for a Rescue? The exact words that you pray are not the essential part. Your heart that you give to your Father is.

You can pray a prayer something like this.

Heavenly Father, I am a sinner. I know that I have done so many things wrong in my life so I am asking you to forgive me. I believe in my heart that it is all about you. You went to the cross to die for my sins. You suffered and bore all my sins and shame on yourself so that I may live. I believe that you conquered death and rose from the grave.  Lord, I ask you to come into my heart and life today and make me a new creation and become Lord of my life. I ask that you help me put off my old self and turn and walk toward your path. I praise you and thank you for all that you have done for me and all that you are going to do through me. And all God's children said. AMEN!

If you prayed that prayer and want to turn your life around; if you want to make Christ Lord of your life and if you want off that sinking ship, that is amazing! I am so excited for you. Please don’t leave your decision there. Please don’t leave questions or thoughts unanswered. Let me know. Let someone know that can guide you to grow and mature in your faith.

I would absolutely love your feedback or questions. Please leave comments on this page and encourage others. 

You can also send me a personal email at youresewtrendy@gmail.com and I can help you to find resources to further your walk and step into faith.       

Who Loves a Good Rescue Story? Part 1

When I was twelve years old, I was sitting in my room by myself and on this day I made the most important decision of my life. You may be asking yourself what kind of decision does a twelve year old sitting in the quiet of their mind make that is so life altering. 

I don’t remember exactly the defining or deciding moment for my decision, I didn't hear bells go off or see light bulbs flashing, but I knew the time was right and I was in need of something more.

So what was this decision that I made? What did it mean? How did I go about making it?  How did it have such an impact on my whole life? Why would I make such a vital decision at such a young age?

I remember sitting on my bed and deciding to pray the prayer of Salvation. I grew up in the church so I was aware of the salvation story and God's redemptive plan for I had heard it many times. I knew at that point in my life I was too a sinner and was in need of a Savior. I felt in my heart I had just came to the place where I was ready to make this decision.

Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” What did this mean to a young girl? It meant that I was a sinner and there was nothing I could do to reach the Glory of God on my own. I fall short. Some of you that know me may be laughing and thinking I fell really short. At a whole 5 foot 1 inch tall. This, however, does not mean in posture it means in my ability to be measured up to my king; the One who is perfect in every way. What does this mean for you?

Most people have this impression that they are good. If they think about where they would go at the end of this life, most people would say, well I have lead a pretty good life; I have accomplished all of these things and start making a list. I have not done anything too bad, I mean you should see the guy I work next to, now that  guy I am not so sure about him, or that group I saw on TV last night, I am nothing compared to them.  I am a good person. At the end of this life I will surely… or maybe… or hopefully?… get into Heaven. I guess my list may be long but it is nothing compared to ___________ (and you begin filling in the blanks).

Look back at Romans 3:23, it says ALL. ALL have sinned. Even I, as a twelve year old girl, realized the path that I was on was due to my own sin. But what had I done as a young girl. I mean look at my list compared to… you may have pointed out lots of people. Romans 3 doesn't tell us to look around and compare ourselves to others when it comes to sin. It tells us to look up at God’s Glory, at God’s standard; this is where the top mark is. If you think you are “good”, what is the measurement being compared to? Paul, the author of Romans, tells us in this verse it is compared the top, the pure perfection of God Almighty.

You think to yourself, who could do that? Who could possibly live up to that kind of standard? You are right. No one can.  Romans 3:10 tells us, “As the scriptures say, No one is righteous-not even one.”

Whew! That sure is a relief. We all sin, and not one of us is righteous. Doesn't that leave us all in the same sinking boat? Yes. Paul tells us again in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. The wages, the cost of our sin, all of our sin, is death. Not just physical death but also spiritual death. It makes us completely separated from His Glory. So here we all are on the same sinking boat.

When you look around at the world and see it in moral decline. It is because there is a cost. The cost of sin is death. You may say but what about that little boy I knew that had cancer or my sweet neighbor lady that suffered so much. She was so nice, she went to church every week and she always helped us out when we needed her. The harsh reality is the cost for ALL humanity is death.

Some people may be thinking, why is a God, that you claim loves me, that harsh? Why would He give death 
to the innocent? I'm going to give this to you straight. First of all, we are not innocent. Secondly, God is fair and just and gives us what we deserve. 

He didn't, however, leave us in this way. He didn't say the consequence of sin was death and leave us there. He had a plan, a plan from the beginning to rescue us from this death and from this sin. There is Great News that lies ahead so come back tomorrow for the rest of this rescue story.

Be Still

Be Still
Be Still My Friends! You can rest assure that God is in Control.

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Seeking God

Hope In Him Alone!

Hope In Him Alone!
Thank You, Lord, for deciding who I am!

Seek Him First! Today's Bible Reading

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

It is of utmost importance that you know that Christ died for you. He died for all sinners so that our relationship with Him could be restored.

Because of His sacrifice on the cross we can have peace. Are you seeking more peace today? Peace of the soul can only be given through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

I hope that you, too, know the saving grace of an amazing God.
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2 Timothy 1:7