I cried while watching Taking Chance tonight (movie starring Kevin Bacon). A young marine, PFC Chance Phelps, died in Iraq. The movie showed the impact of his death and it showed the respect and love others had for PFC Phelps.
Today women and men in our armed forces die to protect freedom. Women and men in our armed forces from past decades died to protect the same. I pray that I, that we, live honorably in recognition of these sacrifices.
Christ died for the sake of freedom too. He died in order that I might, that we, might have freedom from sin and freedom from the grip of eternal death. I pray that I, that we, live honorably in recognition of His sacrifice.
And while Christians have freedom from sin and freedom from the grip of eternal death, sometimes some of us mess up. We don’t live honorable lives. Or we let an unhonorable past cripple our today and thus our future. We don’t let Christ’s sacrifice make a difference in our lives. We discount the impact of His death.
Sister, God has a good future for you, no matter what your past or present-day sins. He longs to complete the good work He started in you on the day of your salvation. He rejoices over you and isn’t shy to let you know this.
Retreat 2010 is about seeing that good story God has for us. Our speaker, Jenny Arnez, will lead us in exploring this story. Please, accept this invitation to Retreat 2010. Our prayer is that each attendee will be positively impacted by the death of Christ . . . that we’ll leave with a clearer sense of God’s love . . . that we’ll grasp and live out our own good story . . . and that we’ll live in the freedom Christ’s death brings.
Mark June 11-13, 2010 on your calendar as busy! The Retreat is at Zephyr Point. Pick up your Retreat brochure from the brown Secret Sister bookcase.
Turn in your registration form and deposit by Wednesday, March 10. There are only 50 spots. The balance is due Sunday, May 16. LaRee and Marsha are the gals with the information to your questions. I look forward to seeing you there.