Freedom, a word that so often we take for granted. The freedom our Founding Fathers believed in was not only freedom as a nation, but freedom as believers in our Creator. All 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were church-going gentleman. But there is a greater freedom, the freedom in our souls of knowing Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.
The world today can be a very scary place if you do not have an assurance of the care and peace that come from knowing Jesus. Jesus said in John 16:33, “…here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” The love of Christ in our lives sustains us in the turmoil of life. Jesus also said in John 14:27 that he was leaving us a gift—the gift of peace of mind and heart. Having Jesus in your life helps you gain a perspective of hope and peace despite the difficulties life can often bring.
Burdened? Tearful? Sad? Stressed? Grieving? Disillusioned? Angry? So many different emotions can run through our hearts and minds. We can look at today’s world and wonder how it is all going to get fixed. How do we live our lives in such away as to promote love and mercy in this world and not hate toward those who seem different than you or I?
There is only one answer–the love of God. God’s love is powerful enough to break down any barriers that would divide us. God’s love is gentle enough to cradle a broken heart until it is healed. God’s love is wise enough to help us make life decisions that matter. God’s love is sweet enough to feed the hungry soul and satisfy it with good things. God’s love is enough to mend a broken marriage. God’s love is enough to help us find a better way to communicate with one another. God’s love is available to ALL who would open their hearts to receive him. God’s love restores hope!
John 3: 16-17: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”
We are in this life together–not apart! We need each other to love, to encourage, to support at all times.
At Trinity Presbyterian our goal is to be the love of Jesus to our community and to one another! Won’t you join us in this walk of love!