Dear Reading Friends, with Distant Harm, Book Three in The COIL Legacy, coming soon, I’d like to whet your appetite with some themes found in the book. In approaching weeks, I’ll share posts offering the inside scoop as to why I wrote what I wrote—all without spoilers for the adventure to come! For example, in the novel, men and women offer themselves for God’s purposes, and for others. How can they do that so courageously? Is it possible for us today?
Am I looking up or down?
The last few months, I have been reflecting a lot on our eternal hope in Christ—the kind of hope that does not disappoint—because it is a hope that is based on certain promises from God. In one study group, we even contemplated all the false hopes we have in this life. What are our eyes focused on? We hope in all kinds of things that are not promised in Christ, therefore, many of our hopes are empty. But when our hopes are narrowed down to God’s promises, we have great liberty to live for Him today.