Our Only Hope...

Life is hard. Tragedy comes. Dreams die. The journey can feel discouraging and confusing. Where do we find hope even when situations are sometimes hopeless?

Our only hope is in God and God alone. We believe God's Word, the Bible, to be the absolute, infallible truth and agree when it says that all have sinned and fall short of God's standard. Recognizing that the penalty for our sins is eternal separation from God, along with an unfulfilled life here on earth, we accepted God's plan for our salvation. God became flesh and came to earth as a baby, Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, was crucified on the cross, and took on Himself our punishment. He rose from the dead and now we can have abundant life here on earth and the promise of a wonderful life in Heaven by putting our faith in His sacrifice to pay for our sins in full.

When Tim was just a four year old boy, he heard this truth and asked Jesus to save him. At twelve years of age, Joy accepted Jesus as her Savior. We rejoice as we now also celebrate all of our children's "spiritual birthdays" each year, remembering the day that each of them recognized their need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, God in the flesh.

We're really grateful for the hope we have as followers of Christ. God has given purpose and meaning to our days. He rejoices with us in happy times, while compassionately comforting us when sorrows accompany our steps.

If you'd like to continue the conversation, you might enjoy visiting Northpoint Ministries - a resource that has impacted our family in a big way.

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved." Romans 10:9-10