Dear Faithful Friends,
Jesus was born into this world needing the same care as any newborn. He was nurtured and cared for by His earthly parents. At age 12, scripture tells us He knew He needed to be in His Father’s house. As He grew into an adult, He knew His purpose was to serve His Father and to willingly give His life as a ransom for many on the cross. Throughout His earthly life, He daily depended on His Heavenly Father, even unto death. Praise God, the story did not end there! Through His resurrection, a path to eternal life for ALL who would receive Him was secured.
As the Christmas Season and a new year will soon be upon us, perhaps it is a fitting time to ask ourselves the following questions — Who am I leaning on in life? Who do I depend on to keep and sustain me, especially in times of pain, failure, and hardship? As I daily live, give, and serve, how can I remain vigilant to “do the will of my Father?” Many of our clients don’t yet know Jesus. They have learned to depend on themselves and others rather than placing their trust in Christ. The most important person we can point them to is God made flesh — Jesus Christ.
We are no different from them. We need to constantly choose to trust and depend on Jesus in our own lives. Jesus gave His life as a ransom for many so that we might trust solely in Him to sustain us and keep us. “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundant.” John 10:10. This is our hope for now and all eternity.
I thank God for each of you and the impact your partnership is making in this community. Your vital gift leaves a lasting impression on those struggling to find hope. May we be faithful to this calling both today and in all the days to come.
Friends For Life,