I shared yesterday that I was recently in California for a Ladies’ retreat. It was a great blessing! My husband traveled with me, and I was soooo happy to have him at my side! We had a sweet time away. We left on Wednesday and returned home Sunday night.
Let me share a few pictures, then a truth the Lord laid on my heart during my time away.
The striking thought during our whole trip was “common ground.” Everyone in every part of the country or the world needs the Gospel –
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: I Corinthians 15:3,4
After receiving the Gospel for our salvation, we all need God’s Word to direct our every step. Times spent at a retreat are for sharing the Truth from the Bible in relevant, practical ways. Who needs help for life? Who needs answers for the tough times we face? Who longs for encouragement that it will be worth it all One Day? Sum it all up to ask: Who needs hope? ALL OF US! It’s a common need, a common thread a common ground.
It’s not just people at a retreat that need hope – it’s every single person we meet. We were made aware of the desperate need when we talked to:
- A shop owner
- A bakery employee
- An athletic trainer
- A businessman
- A fellow-traveler
- A young woman
Some understood their need for hope that only the Lord can bring and theyare searching for the Truth. Others rejected it bluntly and proudly. We will pray for their eyes to be opened.
Are you filled with hope because you know the Lord as your Savior? Or are your days filled with despair because your only hope is what you can conjure up on your own? This Gospel Video will tell you how you can have a relationship with God now and for all eternity.
If you have the common ground of knowing Christ, with whom are you sharing the hope of the Gospel? Don’t keep it to yourself; a whole world out there is desperate for the hope you possess! Share the Gospel with someone today!
When was the last time you shared the Gospel? How was it received?