"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
On those living in the land of the shadow of death,
A light has dawned.
You have shattered the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor."Isaiah 9:2,4
"After the hospital released me, Matt and Amy brought me back to the campsite. They encouraged me, telling me God wanted to do a special work in my life and I simply needed to trust Him. I didn't quite understand what they were saying, but I wanted to believe them. I stayed quiet, listening as they spoke. The words to the catchy tunes we had sung in the van rolled over in my head, especially the one with the words, 'nothing but the blood of Jesus.' It made me think of the many times I had cut myself, desperate to see the deep red flow of blood. The blood reminded me of life....my life. Once I saw it, I knew I was still alive. In the song it said there was life in the blood. That impacted me. I understood that." (taken from In the Eye of Deception)
Broken and beautiful......This is the way You've chosen to save. This is the way You make all things new!