History is filled with events and stories of struggle, despair, war, judgement and injustice. People of all generations have pressed for money, power and self-centered convenience. This continues in the present day for all of us…I like everyone else am a sinner and have succumbed to temptations and poor decisions. These behaviors are the result of human beings inviting sin into the world. It seems like defeat is all around us and that is just how the prince of darkness wants you feel. Yet even today there is hope…there is hope of goodness, faithfulness, kindness, peace, patience, love and joy. And it begins at the Cross of Christ. May God’s peace be with you.
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!”
(This photo was taken in August of 2016 in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington)