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Sometimes, we all need to be reminded of core truth of the Gospel, that in Jesus Christ, the truest of all stories comes true -- that you, the beloved child of God, are benevolently rescued from mortal peril by the strongest force in the universe who does this not because you have earned it, but because God loves you. Upon your rescue, hope and joy are offered to you, although there will be things in life that threaten to obscure your vision of them. While life is often distracting you from the objects of your hope and joy, God is never distracted from you. You are never forgotten, never forsaken, never alone. All the promises of God have found their yes in Christ, and because God is completely good, we can trust those promises.
Remember that today. God is for you.
If you have a second today, please stop and pray for Chuck's family, as well as for my Uncle Paul.