Monday, October 8, 2007

Choose Life!

Good news! My mom got an e-mail this past weekend regarding my father who recently passed away. I guess one of my biggest fears was that he did not know the Lord. It turns out he started going to church a couple of years ago and was even baptized. Hooray! I hope he had (& has) a wonderful, personal relationship with Him.

When people die I think the one of the first things I think about is where they end up. I used to buy into the theory that because someone was a "good person" that they were going to heaven. As I've grown spiritually (trust me I have a LONG way to go) I know that is not the case. You cannot earn or buy your way into heaven. You are not going to heaven simply because you occupy a pew every Sunday for an hour. The only way to get there is to recognize that we all are sinners, believe in your heart that Christ died for us and rose again, and invite Him in to your daily life. It's that simple. There is nothing I can do on this earth to deserve it. The more personal my relationship gets with Jesus Christ, the better it gets!

Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

I hope today YOU are choosing life! Please join me in praying for:


  • our friend Sandi

  • the Fry family

  • all of the children longing for a family to call their own

Be a blessing to someone and you will be truly blessed!

3 comments:

The Fry Family said...

Oh Stephanie,
Thank you for remembering us! I just hopped over here and saw your posts. I'm so happy to hear your father had come to know the Lord; what joy to know! Many blessings,
Kristie

Salzwedel Family said...

Thanks Kristie! I pray you will get good news soon and your beautiful children will be home in your arms.

Anonymous said...

Be a blessing to someone and you will be truly blessed!

Thank you for being a blessing to me. Many prayers for you as you take this adventure.

Sandi