“Our prayers for you are always spilling over into thanksgivings.
We can’t quit thanking God our Father and Jesus our Messiah for you!
We keep getting reports on your steady faith in Christ, our Jesus,
and the love you continuously extend to all Christians.
The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack,
tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope.”
Lines of Purpose . . .
Deep in every heart, we wonder: Who am I? Why am I here?
To answer these questions, we naturally look to our past. We might even look to our present. But these perspectives can only tell us who we’ve been and who we currently are. Yet, this isn’t the whole of who we are. There’s something more. We just know it. We sense it in the marrow of our being.
Our truest identity isn’t found in our past or our present; it’s found in Christ, as we live each day to become more like Him.
When we surrender our lives to Christ, not only does God forgive us, but He also takes the threads of our past — even the darkest strands — and He weaves them into a tapestry of redeemed beauty.
The lines of purpose in our lives are found here, in the redemption story He’s given us. The answer to who we are and why we’re here is tightly tied to the hope we have in Christ — a hope He wants us to share with everyone we know.
So when we look around and see a hurting world, we offer the only balm that truly heals and completely restores. We offer our story of Jesus, of how He’s healed us.
Our future is inextricably tied with Him.
This is why we spill over into thanksgivings. This is why we want to love continuously. This is why we see our future with hope. We have a redemption story to share.
How has Christ redeemed you?