The assuring love of God, and Jesus, along with the true presence of the Holy Spirit within our souls; is the hope to fill us with joy. The hope is this—Jesus has already defeated death! He is the first fruits of the resurrection. He has shown us that He truly is the Messiah.
When time had become “full,” God implemented His plan of redemption. Jesus Christ stepped down from heaven. This Son of our most gracious and loving Creator chose to come to earth, take on the fragile body of a human, and redeem God’s people unto Himself!
Unfortunately, it appears that the majority of us in the more developed nations of the world believe that life is about winning. We have chosen to make our lives a series of races—races that we need to win.
During this season of Thanksgiving in the U.S., it is a time of reflection. It is a time to focus on all the blessings in our lives. Christians have been given one very special gift, that is a cause for celebration!
Please do not believe and do not allow others to believe that just because you are a good person you have earned heaven. It is all explained in the Bible, you must place your faith in Jesus Christ.
Every day of life here on earth is not guaranteed. Any one of us could experience the end of life on any day. The question is this: Are we prepared for eternity based on where we are at today?
Most of us have experienced suffering in life that has caused us to wonder why a Good God allows suffering—especially when it affects good people. Well, if we consider the 'bigger picture', maybe we can begin to understand.