Monday, November 10, 2008

The glory of hope...

One of the reasons that I write this blog is because I desire to show the world what being a Christian is really all about. There are some who thing it's following a strict set of rules. (It's not, and I plan to post someday on those "rules.") Then there are those who think that it's just going to church and following a not-so-strict set of rules.

Then there are those who are frightened into "becoming Christians." They're told of the reality of hell, given the truth that God doesn't want them to go there and told that if they pray a prayer to accept what Jesus did for them, they can go to heaven.

All that is true. But it's only part of the story. You see, not only is the prayer you pray supposed to include turning control of your life over to God, but what you get in return is so much greater than simply a change of destination when you die!

And that is the purpose of this blog... Salvation from hell has been made available to me, and all I must do is accept it. But there's more. Salvation from from hopelessness, fear, despair, worry... all the things that drag us down... salvation from those things is also available to me, if I will accept it. Daily available!

I'd like to share this example from another blog I follow. Confessions of a Pioneer Woman is one of the most followed blogs in the world. It's a hodge-podge of daily life, as seen by a woman whose daily life is drastically different from most of ours (she lives on a ranch in the middle of no-where), yet whose life isn't all that different... all seen through a sense of humor.

Recently, however, her husband (whom she calls Marlboro Man) went to the Dominican Republic with their two oldest children. She asked him to send back pictures and updates on the trip, so she (and all her blog readers) could, in a small way, participates.

And there, in a tiny shanty in the Dominican Republic, I found what is, perhaps, the clearest example of the kind of salvation that Jesus has to offer people every day, no matter what circumstances they find themselves in.

A Tale of Two Houses

That is what Jesus will do for you!

Will you let Him?

1 comments:

  • Annie says:
    Saturday, November 15, 2008

    Well I finally took time to visit the link - what a powerful story. Hope is a powerful thing.

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