In Others’ Words: Faith, Hope, and Reality

Love paid a price Gaddis quote 2014


So often we talk of faith … and we overlook the reality of what was wrought in a life offered up as a sacrifice for you, me … every single person ever created.

This is God’s plan … this death, followed by three days of silence and darkness, and then a resurrection that, to this day, has caused men and women to cry out both “I believe!” and “It’s impossible!”

This act of God is a reality that demands faith.

Faith always costs us something. But the reality is … the truth is, God went before us and paid the price for us long before we came looking for answers to our doubts and fears and longings.

May God’s love enfold you today.

May your faith be strengthened.

May your hope increase as you set your sights on what God has done for you.


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  1. April 18, 2014, 6:59 am   /  Reply

    Well said! He is risen! Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

    • April 19, 2014, 8:03 am   /  Reply

      He is risen indeed!

  2. April 18, 2014, 7:18 am   /  Reply

    In the Russian Orthodox Church when worshipers say, “He is risen,” the lovely antiphonal response is, “He is risen indeed!”

  3. April 18, 2014, 8:18 am   /  Reply

    I love this, Beth…and I love that hope IS a reality. Every once in awhile my feathers get ruffled when I hear people throw out the phrase “be realistic” when we’re discussing matters of faith and hope and I just want to say, “You don’t get it. Christ IS reality…our hope in him can never be too big.”

    Have a Happy Easter, Beth!

    • April 19, 2014, 8:06 am   /  Reply

      I agree with you, Melissa — our hope in Christ can never be too big!

  4. Susan
    April 18, 2014, 8:45 am   /  Reply

    Beautiful, Beth. Love your words today. And I really love that picture! The whole thing:)

    • April 19, 2014, 8:06 am   /  Reply

      Thank you, Susan.
      So thankful you were encouraged.
      May you Easter be blessed!

  5. April 18, 2014, 10:02 am   /  Reply

    Amen, sister! Happy Resurrection Day weekend!

    • April 19, 2014, 11:34 am   /  Reply

      He is risen indeed!

  6. Terri Tiffany
    April 18, 2014, 12:52 pm   /  Reply

    I hope you have a very special Easter Beth. Glad to know that you’re feeling better too.

    • April 19, 2014, 11:34 am   /  Reply

      Thank you, Terri. Been keeping up on you via your posts, even though commenting has been limited.

  7. April 18, 2014, 10:28 pm   /  Reply

    He’s the light at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Beth. I wasn’t well enough to comment earlier, and am not up to writing more – but have a good ‘un.

    • April 19, 2014, 11:35 am   /  Reply

      May you feel better today and tomorrow … and the next day, my friend.

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