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Welcome to Good Hope!

One of my favorite authors is Max Lucado.  Lucado’s books are easy to read (that’s why I enjoy them) but they always make me think.  I’m currently reading an oldie but goodie … Lucado’s book entitled In the Grip of Grace (written in 1996.)  It’s all about how we view God’s grace, and how we receive it … even when we don’t recognize it.  Allow me to share a little bit of what Lucado writes about grace with God (slightly edited) ... ‘Christ meets you outside the throne room, takes you by the hand, and walks you into the presence of God.  Upon entrance we find grace, not condemnation; mercy, not punishment.   And this gift isn’t an occasional or one-time only experience, but rather a permanent access to God by faith through grace.’

Our access to God is not a temporary thing.  Through Jesus Christ we are given permanent status as children of God.  You are a child of God!  If you’re looking for a good book to read (I mean in addition to the Good Book), try one written by Lucado … while I haven’t read all of them, I’ll bet it will make you think.

God bless you, and see you on Sunday!

Deacon Keith