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IM000874.JPGThis sign is outside of Lighthouse Church in Grand Haven, MI.

How many times have you received notices in the mail  informing you you’ve won a free cruise or trip? You just need to call the phone number provided. The trips are never really free. They usually want you to listen to their presentation and then pressure you to buy a time-share or something else.

There is one trip that is free. You don’t have to buy anything. You don’t have to earn it. No contest to enter and hope you’ll win.

It’s the trip you can take at the end of your life to heaven. The only obligation on your part is to open your heart to Jesus.

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”   (Ephesians 2:4-5)

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”   (Ephesians 2: 8-9)

All we need to do is have faith in Jesus Christ and a place will be waiting for us in heaven, free of charge.

What better time, than when the New Year is approaching, to turn to Jesus. It’s time to let Him in. It’s time to share His inheritance of eternal life. The trip is free. Don’t pass up this opportunity.



IM000862.JPGAccording to the Mayan calendar the world is supposed to end today. I don’t think that will happen. If I did I wouldn’t have written this blog post.

Instead of the world ceasing to exist, I see today as a day to restore our souls. The New Year is fast approaching. Have you thought about any resolutions? Are there relationships in your life you’d like to see restored in 2013? Maybe restoration will come to you through a new vibrance found in going back to church.

There is also a bigger restoration in our future. We have no idea when it will take place, but we know it will happen some day.

“(God) will wipe every tear from their eyes There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”   ( Revelation 21:4)

This new order will appear when Jesus returns and establishes God’s kingdom here on earth.

Never give up hope for the Day of Restoration. It will come. That is a promise from God. Is your name written in His book of life so you will be a part of this glorious time? Accept the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ during the New Year. Experience the joy of anticipating God’s restoration of the world.