Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8: 35, 37
In life we experience milestones that are filled with happiness and joy. At times we also experience milestones that are marked by personal crisis. A healthy Christian community will recognise that this is a normal reality in life and will enable people of all ages to support people going through times of personal crisis.
We live in a broken world and we look forward to the day when we experience the fullness of the new creation that Jesus has promised. In the meantime, God’s word makes it clear that there is no crisis that we can experience that will ever separate us from God’s love.
In Jesus we are a forgiven people, dearly loved and gifted by the Spirit to participate in his ongoing activity for bringing hope to a hurting and broken world.
All people can participate using their gifts to support people experiencing personal crisis. People of all ages can walk alongside and offer support and deep listening.
Jesus not only entered into our brokenness at his birth, but he endured and secured victory over the immense pain and separation it causes, as he died for us and was raised to life again.
This is both the foundation and the present power that is at work in the church as we befriend and offer hospitality to hurting children, young people and families in the name of Jesus.
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