In the middle of the service I had the thought, "how do people get through life without the hope freely offered!?"
I immediately was reminded of my own life, before I had hope... My mind was flooded with the grim thoughts and circumstances that once controlled my life.
" we were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slave to various passions and pleasures, passing my days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another..."
I could not be more grateful for the love that found and saved me, I did nothing to deserve or earn it, I only accepted it.
He paid my debts, and because of his love and desire for me I became a new creation!
I now have hope of eternity with the Father and Savior
"...so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." -Titus 3:3-7