Like me, you’re probably all too familiar with her. Maybe you’ve been looked over for a job, or your spouse left you for another. Or maybe your experience began before you left the womb — born to a mother or father who didn’t want you. Regardless of how she introduces herself to you, we all experience the pain she inflicts. Rejection may be a formidable foe, but she does not have to be the victor. Although we may be left with battle scars, these healed wounds are not without purpose.
As Christians, we honor the journey that Jesus took to the cross by celebrating Lent, a period of forty days beginning today, “Ash Wednesday” and ending on Easter Sunday. We know that Jesus triumphed over death through His resurrection, but He endured great sorrow and suffering as He willfully gave His life away on the cross. This Easter season, let's begin a journey of change...to prepare, focus, and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus gave — His life.
Our world is desperate for hope. But what is hope? It is the expectation of what is certain. When we have hope, we actively wait for God's fulfillment of the promises that He has given us. We do not have to remain victims to circumstance, chance, or coincidence. We have a choice. We can choose HOPE. As we begin this new year, join fellow Warrior Raisers as they share their stories of profound hope fulfilled.