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Welcome to The Refuge Church! Our TRC family is made up of people just like you from all over Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, and beyond. We look forward to meeting you this Sunday!
Thank God for His wonderful love and kindness to us all! None of us deserve it, yet He continues to give it. None of us are worthy on our own, yet His sinless life and blood were. Jesus died on Calvary’s cruel cross reaching out in love to us all (to the whole world).
Because of Calvary, Pentecost came, and the New Testament Church of Jesus Christ was born (Acts 2). Because of Calvary (which is the gopsel of Jesus Christ; His death, burial and resurrection), grace allows us the privilege to obey God’s plan to redeem us. “Then, Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38).
Once, when our six year old Grayson was around three, he fell and busted his chin. No stitches were needed, motherly love and a good ole Band-Aid did the trick. The next day my family and I were about to drive off in our truck to go somewhere when Cynthia and I noticed that our little boy was being overly careful with his neck and face. After being encouraged him to smile and not be so stiff. Grayson responded, “I can’t smile anymore!” He sounded muffled and serious. He enlightened us that if he smiled, his cut would open back up and begin to hurt again. Our love and words eased his fears and he’s smiled a million times since.
I’m so thankful for our Heavenly Father who loves us and speaks to us through His Word-the Bible. No wonder it says, “We first loved Him, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). While I cannot promise you that life will never hurt again, I can encourage you to smile again. Smile again! Hope again! Love again! Believe again! Pray again! Jesus’ love for you on Calvary says, “You’re worth it!”
Welcome to this initial blog from the heart of a simple hope dealer, pastor, friend and fellow-traveler. I hope you will stop by again soon. May these and my forthcoming random scribbles of hope and healing cause your spirit to smile again. Feel free to share these words of hope with someone you feel may need them today!
lcgore, hope dealer