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It was Christmastime, and my wife was in Cardiac Intensive Care after open heart surgery. I had to do something to Christmasize her room!
I found this little ceramic manger with Mary, Joseph and the Baby. And one little word at the bottom. "Hope."
My wife came back from that surgery. But two years ago, she was suddenly gone. I was devastated. That little manger now sits in the head of our bed all year long.
As crushing as the grief was, there was something that outweighed it. Hope. The kind the Bible talks about in this statement about Jesus: "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" (Hebrews 6:19).
My gal had put all her trust in Jesus' death on the cross for her sins. As I have. And in His Resurrection from the dead. Thus, proving He can guarantee heaven to all who pin their hopes on Him.
Hope of sins forgiven...the power to change...to finally know why I'm here.
If you'd like to be sure you belong to Jesus, contact us at 888-NEED-HIM or ChatAboutJesus.com. Take it from me. The Anchor holds.