God restores for a purpose!
Just as we have been here for a specific purpose, God also has a specific purpose for which He redeemed each one of us. He went to great lengths to ensure our redemption!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
The Holy God so greatly loved a sinful, vile and wretched people that He would go to any depth and pay the ultimate price in order to rescue the lost. Christ sacrificed Himself, bearing not only the weight of the world’s sin, but also the wrath of God, so that we might be saved. He died so that we can have abundant life.
God, in Christ, has conquered Satan
, sin and death! Through the power of the resurrection, we can each be reconciled to God, in Christ. As Christians, it is our duty to proclaim this victory! He has reconciled us so that we may experience and proclaim His transforming power, truly being salt and light to a lost and dying world.
Today was OMC (Organized Mass Chaos), which is one of the favorites of the kids! And here are some photos to show you why…