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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Romans 5:1-11

Faith Brings Joy
"Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where now we stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.

We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know they help us build endurance. And endurance develops strength of character and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God's condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. (Taken from New Living Translation)

I am not especially good. I am an average person who tries to do good. This scripture reminds me of Lindsey. What she is doing for me is not the usual. It is extraordinary!!!! She is extraordinary!!!!! I cannot say this enough. She is risking it all to save me. This verse speaks volumes to me about what Lindsey is about to do for my life. I cannot ever say thank you enough...Thank you Lindsey, for being the extraordinary person you are by nature. I am so blessed to have known you and had the opportunity to get to know you better. You are one in a million and I will never forget the gift you are going to give me. Soon you will become my sister (no offense Heather...but you gotta share! LOL)
Much Love to the entire Rouse/Anderson Family on the eve of what will be a life changing day tomorrow. The day I finally find out if this transplant will happen and when! I am so thankful to everyone who has been supportive to Lindsey throughout this part of the journey. The real journey begins tomorrow!!!!
xoxo

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