The same place He’s always been. He never changes. Grace is with Him today. How do we know? By the fruit she produced. Grace loved Jesus and that love produced some amazing fruit. Grace’s favorite Scripture was 1 John 4:8, which she abbreviated "God is Love."
Grace believed Jesus saved her from her sin. She had a repentant heart when she sinned. God’s spirit in her came out wonderfully in the form of love. She didn’t judge and would brighten anyone’s day with God’s love shining through her.
God is sovereign. His ways are above our ways. We don’t know why He allowed Grace to die but trust that He always has the best in mind for those who love Him. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose."
There’s a spiritual battle going on right now. One way God can use this tragedy is to wake people up. We believe God is helping us get the word out to do just that. He wants everyone to stop believing in man’s solutions. The government, the school system, the medical system – they are all designed to take us away from God and put our trust in man. COVID has been used to divide and conquer our nation. Satan is a real enemy and has taken many captives to join his rebellion against God. God is still interested in saving man from his sin, thereby setting captives free. As a nation, we are getting what we deserve because we have rejected God and the beliefs this nation was founded on.
However, God still cares about each person and wants none to perish. He is real and wants everyone to start searching. He will lead you to truth when you turn your heart over to Him.
Proverbs 14:12 says, "There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."
Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."
Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
John 3:16 and 17:3 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life; Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."
Of course, you’d need to believe in the Bible to believe these verses to be true. Jesus was a real man who walked on this earth. There are over 100 prophecies written at least 400 years before He came to earth. How is that possible? Think about it.
If you believe in Him, we are thankful God has saved you. If you don’t, we hope you begin your search today.
The same God, who parted the Red Sea and lead David to win the battle with Goliath, is still in charge. He’s got this! God gave Scott a picture (below) as we’ve been walking through this tragedy wondering if we should fight the battle. He reminded us that the battle is His!
1 Sam 17:47
Grace’s family belongs to a small Bible believing church: https://cbcblackcreek.org/. A similar church in your area is a great place to start. Local pastors can be wonderful resources for the many questions you’ll likely have as you begin searching.