"3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints"
Everybody wants to have faith in something or someone who is bigger than themselves, even if it is the ideal person they wish to be. Atheists and agnostics are forced to have faith in themselves or in humanity as a whole. There is an innate desire inside all of us to believe in something.
Nonetheless, for those who have believed on Christ as their only Savior, Jesus has delivered them out of darkness and delivered them into the light of Christ. (1 Peter 2:9) Rejoice, oh Christian, that we walk in the light of Him who is the Prince of Life. Charles Wesley wrote it this way in an older hymn:
Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose went forth, and followed Thee!
Amazing love, how can it be that Thou my God shouldst die for me?
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04.28.13 A Rejoicing Grace - Pastor Doug Mann -