LIFE IS HARD.
Our lives can change in an instant. One moment we're enjoying life and the next we hear that it's cancer. One moment we're working and providing for our family and the next we hear that we're getting let go. As quickly as happiness and success and fortune come, just as quickly comes the fall.
Where can you turn if you don’t feel like your life is full of success? What do you do if you really do need help because you aren’t perfect? What can comfort you when you are filled with guilt about the past? What do you do when you realize that like the rest of humanity you have sinned, and hurt the people you love, and your God?
WE MAY NOT BE PERFECT PEOPLE, BUT WE HAVE A PERFECT GOD.
AND A PERFECT SAVIOR.
Our God is filled with strength and power, which he demonstrated not in a flashy show, but by coming in the meekness of a Savior. Jesus was born in a lowly stable, and lived a life perfect and without sin, but not one of fame and fortune.
He came to demonstrate God’s love and mercy by dying on a cross for us, and taking upon himself all our weakness and failure, all our sin.
The Bible says of Jesus’ death, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR US?
What God was doing was taking upon himself all our imperfections and sin, so that we might be safe, secure, forgiven, and perfect in his sight. That means we are right with God.
And we know this is true, because God raised his Son Jesus from the dead to show by his power, that the good news of Jesus is all true.
THE GOOD NEWS
At Prince of Peace you will find a family of believers who realize that only in Jesus Christ are we secure in God’s hands. This good news gives us strength to live our faith boldly in the world.
And it helps us see God’s power at work in our own weaknesses. Just as one believer, the apostle Paul found strength and refuge in the cross, so do we:
“Just as Christ said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).