November 12, 2005 - Saturday
In the l950's there was a song called I Believe that was meant to give hope to many Americans. It stated that "I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows. I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows. Every time I hear a new-born baby cry, or touch a leaf, or see the sky---then I know why I believe." I was challenged to think about what I truly believe and here is my attempt:
I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS.
I BELIEVE WHEN SOMEONE COMES TO KNOW MY LORD, THE ANGELS SING.
EVERY TIME I THINK OF WHAT IT COST MY LORD TO PAY THE PRICE TO GIVE ME LIFE,
THEN I KNOW WHY I BELIEVE.
I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS FULLY GOD AND LIVED AS MAN.
I BELIEVE WHEN JESUS DIED UPON THE CROSS, HE ROSE AGAIN.
I BELIEVE HE's COMING BACK TO TAKE ME THERE. I HAVE NO FEAR. HE'LL WIPE MY TEARS
BECAUSE I KNOW, WHY I BELIEVE. (all rights reserved)
People have said to me, Carol, what if you get to the end of your life and there is no more? I don't believe that is true, but even if it was, I have llived my life with hope.( It has been said people can go weeks without food and days without water but not a minute without hope.) I have lived my life, even the tough stuff, never feeling alone. But what if it is true? You have rejected the most high God because of what, pride? "What will you do with Jesus? Neutral you cannot be. Someday you will be asking what will He do with me?" (from a poem I learned years ago)
People have said they couldn't be a Christian because of all the Christian hypocrits. So, you are going to let THEM keep you from making peace with God. I have made many mistakes in my life, but it is my prayer that you would not let any of those things keep you from making your own peace with God. Love hugs and prayers Carol