Hope

On Sunday, the theme for our Easer celebration was His Resurrection…Our Hope. A highlight of our morning was viewing the videoed interview of members Doug and Kemi Winn.

The Winns went to visit family in Southern California in late December when Doug became deathly ill. Diagnosed with viral encephalitis and transverse myelitis which left him comatose and paralyzed…his survival: a day-to-day question. Today, more than three months later, Doug is experiencing something of a miraculous recovery.

Doug and Kemi were asked, “How has Jesus been your hope during this difficult season of struggle?” Their answers are a beautiful story of hope; a hope found only in Jesus Christ.



Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
Romans 5:1-5

1 comments:

darin said...

excellent clip...that had to have spoken in a powerful way to your church body...
if it weren't for the resurrection our preaching would be in vain...

thank you for posting a powerful reminder

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