How do we get through the pauses in life?

Friends,
Joy to the world! Jesus died on the cross and has risen from the grave! Jesus did these acts so that he could remove the curse of sin from this world. Keep on believing this truth!

This truth keeps us going, no matter what happens in this world. Is the political landscape in our country bothering you? Does a terrorist attack keep you worried, even scared? Are things not going well at home, at work, or with your relationship with other Christians?

Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.

Since we know the end of the story, we need not be bothered about unsettling political situations, terrorist attacks, or when things are going a bit awry in our homes, our workplaces, or relationships with other Christians. Yes, these events give us pause. Since all of us are cursed because of our choice to sin against God and one another, we know through Christ Jesus this cursed will be removed.

Concerning political situations come to an end. Evil will come to an end. Through the forgiveness we have from God through Jesus Christ we learn to give and receive forgiveness in our homes, at our workplaces, and with other Christians. Forgiveness helps us to extend and faithfully live in our relationships in our homes, at our workplaces, and with other Christians. For as Christ died to extend and show God’s faithfulness to his creation, we gain an extended, even an abundant, new life. This life is with God.

Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.

Keep on believing in Jesus Christ. Keep on forgiving as God has forgiven us through Jesus Christ. Live this new life with God!

In Christ’s Service,
John

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4 thoughts on “How do we get through the pauses in life?

  1. Well said, John. I remind myself at times that today’s reality pales in comparison to this greater reality: Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again. We can look through the lens of the present and be despondent. Or, we can look through the lens of hope, knowing the One who is, who was, and who always will be.

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