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September 1, 2022

Sometimes that question is a no-brainer. We turn on the news or pull it up online and are instantly bombarded with pain and struggle. We’re left working through questions about the meaning of life and why things like [fill in the blank] happen. Yes, we need lots of hope, and we need it fast!

Then there are times when life is in a steady groove, and we’re not being bothered by much. My mom called that “Hunky-dory”. It reminds me of sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch drinking iced tea.

Who needs hope in that scene?

Actually, EVERYONE!

We all are desperate for a real and secure hope because deep down, we know death lurks, pain and heartbreak strike, disappointment is delivered, and without real hope, we all eventually cave into apathy and despair. pathy and despair.

Fret not because a Hope is available in the Savior Jesus Christ, who overcame the hopelessness of a sinful and broken world when He died and rose again. Now, in and through Christ, we can stand victoriously over these things. Scripture says Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life. In Him alone, we are “delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of the Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:13-14)

You’re reading this month’s issue of River Region Christians because of this hope. We don’t want you to miss the hope that is ours in Christ. We don’t want you to be led away from it and forget what is yours as one who has trusted in Him.

Our ministry is to share this good news with the community. Please enjoy everything inside September’s issue and then help us by sharing a copy with a friend as you remember the words of this well-known hymn,

“My hope is built on nothing less, Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand.”

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Jason and his wife DeAnne have 3 kids and have called the River Region home most of their lives. A former Family & Student Minister who, together with DeAnne, launched KeepSharing LLC to publish local family and faith resources across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

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