As we celebrate this Holy week of Easter, we reflect on Jesus' final week on this earth. Everything about Jesus' life was a miracle ... His virgin birth, His sinless life, His profound teachings, His miracles and His resurrection from the dead. But what do you think is the greatest miracle of Easter?
I believe the greatest Miracle of Easter is the miracle of eternal life which God gives over and over ... every day around the world ... every time one of us confesses our sins and accepts Jesus as our Lord and Savior. That is the greatest Miracle of Easter! Jesus paid the price for ALL who believe and redeems us to a life in Heaven with Him.
We see this Miracle of Easter played out in broken human lives every single day at Star of Hope as men, women and children in deep distress and lost in this life, turn to God through his Son, Jesus, and experience this miracle of rebirth into God's kingdom for themselves.
A recent graduate of Star of Hope's programs, Justin says: “I have lived more in the last 2 ½ years of sobriety than I have in my whole existence. And that is no exaggeration. So I want to thank you all very much for helping me change my life into something worth living.”
Thank you for being a part of the Star of Hope ministries to the homeless of our city! As we serve together with you, through your prayers, volunteering and gifts, we serve their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and love ... just as Christ commanded us to do. And we see the Miracle of Easter occur every day in these lives, as they find their way back to life, and for many begin a new relationship with Christ.
I hope you will seek God as never before and claim Him this Holy Week as your own. Renew your relationship to Him, and commit to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate all around us. You will be honoring Christ's admonition to us from John 21:17: If you love me, feed my sheep.
Happy Easter from all of us at the Star of Hope family of ministries!