By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer
FCA would like to invite anyone and everyone to participate in this year’s Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to help provide Christmas gifts for children in developing countries, please bring any donations, gifts or monetary, to next week’s FCA meeting in the Boyle Room located in the ASRC on Tuesday, November 17 at 8pm. If you would like to learn more, you can check out the Operation Christmas Child Website.
Was there ever a time when you were looking for a miracle and Jesus came through?
This week’s lesson looked at the miracles performed by Jesus, but also the miraculous, unconditional love of God. Everyone has probably experienced or heard of a miracle, whether it was identified as a miracle or just a coincidence. Even the littlest things like gathering for a weekly FCA meeting, or providing presents for children in need are all examples of the miracles provided by God.
Then there seemingly greater miracles, like a patient in the hospital who’s cancer disappears overnight. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s important to reflect on all the miracles and blessings that God has placed in your life.
When have you found yourself unprepared for something, but had enough faith that God would help you through it?
It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life. There are many stress-relieving techniques- sleep, deep breathing, medication. There is one technique, however, that is the most effective no matter what the situation; prayer is the absolute 100% sure-proof way to get through any form of stress.
By putting your faith in God and trusting that He will always get you through whatever trials you are facing can be as easy as praying. The answers to your prayers may not be what you expected, but your prayers will always be answered according to God’s will. So next time you feel unprepared or unsure say a prayer, take a step into the path unknown, and trust that God will always deliver you from your fears.
Why do you think God continues to give us blessings and perform miracles, even though we are sinful people?
– Bible verse
It can be hard to believe that God continues to love each and every one of us despite our imperfections. The amazing thing about God’s love is that it’s unconditional! Romans 5:8 states, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Isn’t that amazing? Can you imagine dying for the person next to you? What have they done that’s worth giving up your life for them? Now, would you die for someone who has wronged you? Someone who has done nothing but lied, cheated, stole, and much more over and over again?
Well, Jesus did. Jesus’ death on the cross is the ultimate proof of God’s unconditional love. God allowed for the death of his only son to forgive all of us of our sins. He even did this knowing that we would continue to sin! God loves all of us. No matter what the consequence, God will continue to fight for each and every one of us.
If you feel that you want to be reconnected or introduced to the love of God, please join FCA in their weekly meetings every Tuesday night at 8pm in the Boyle Room located in the ASRC.
The Truth is a weekly posting about FCA’s weekly meetings. It’s purpose is to bring FCA to a larger audience and inspire everyone to grow closer to God. It includes a bit about each week’s lesson, a description on the meeting’s atmosphere and excitements, and a motivational message that speaks to each individual differently.