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Hope that Steadies in these Difficult Days

How tragic and troubling the last month or so has been in our country!  Whether from the destructive forces of hurricanes, the deadly bullets from a madman, or the devastating power of firestorms, we’ve been stunned by how quickly lives and lifestyles can permanently be changed.
These events remind us how fragile, brief, and dependent our lives on earth truly are.  Moreover, we should also be reminded that, “… it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb. 9:27), and “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). Notwithstanding earthly trauma, what could be more terrifying than experiencing the righteous wrath of God for all eternity?
Beloved, as God’s blood-bought people, by faith we have the full assurance and strong encouragement of eternal HOPE! This hope springs from our secure salvation in Jesus Christ, and is an “anchor of the soul” amid the storms and griefs of life (see Heb. 6:9-20).
I pray your souls may indeed be steadied in these difficult days, and also readied to bear faithful witness of Jesus Christ.  All of us are surrounded by many who have no true hope, and who desperately need to hear the life-giving truths of the Gospel. May God help us be bold, compassionate, winsome, and clear in speaking His truth in love. May we also serve those in need in practical and tangible ways, rightly adorning the Gospel.
And may we embrace the truth afresh that “…here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” (Heb. 13:14)
Living in hope with you,

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