What a blessed Sunday it was last week! I had a lot of fun with Rally Day. I even donned a unicorn costume and had kids try to drop water balloons on my head!

Last Sunday we began a conversation about Christian Hope as a firm and secure anchor for us. Our hope in Jesus is NOT wishful thinking. It is true. Absolutely and 100%.

It’s great for us to know this – to have it in our heads. But, is that where it remains? NO!

Christian hope is NOT just for our heads, it is also for our hearts.

Jesus wants us to believe in our hearts that he is who he says he is. He IS our Savior. And he IS coming back for us to make all things new.

Does this affect you in your daily living? As you face difficulty and tragedy, are you in touch with the eternal hope you have in Jesus? Or…do you get caught up in the stress and anxiety of the moment.

On Sunday, we’re going to read a story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19:1-18.

In Chapter 18 of 1 Kings, Elijah experiences the powerful and miraculous hand of God at work as He strikes down a whole bunch of false prophets. But then, in the next chapter Jezebel (the wife of King Ahab…an evil dude himself…) wants to kill Elijah. And he’s afraid. Scared. He pleads with God to take his life now.

Elijah knows God’s power. And yet his heart fears.

We’re often in the same boat. We know about Jesus. We know about hope. But, what we experience in this life is often anything but hopeful.

I pray that this hope we have in Jesus will be more than just something you know but something you believe in your heart and experience in your life to grant you His peace and joy in every moment of life.

Alive in Christ!

Pastor Aaron

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