Today Tearfund has a conference in Cork entitled Living Faith,
The world we live in is full of people desperate for hope but living in hopelessness. People have denigrated human life to that of below animal. Gangs torture each other. Armies torture each other. There are more people enslaved in the world today than at any point in history. It is a dark dark world we live in.
Hope is found only in Christ, real lasting hope, hope of a beautiful future at the foot of the throne of God. We live that hope today through our living faith. Faith that grows with each reading of the Bible, from each fellowship encounter, from each time we sit quietly in conversation with the Lord. And many many other ways our faith grows and we live with the assurance of eternal life.
Wonderful love that rescued me, sunk deep in sin,
Guilty and vile as I could be—no hope within;
When every ray of light had fled, O glorious day!
Raising my soul from out the dead, love found a way.
Love found a way, to redeem my soul,
Love found a way, that could make me whole.
Love sent my Lord to the cross of shame,
Love found a way, O praise His holy Name!
Love brought my Savior here to die on Calvary,
For such a sinful wretch as I, how can it be?
Love bridged the gulf ’twixt me and Heav’n, taught me to pray,
I am redeemed, set free, forgiv’n, love found a way.
Love opened wide the gates of light to Heav’n’s domain,
Where in eternal power and might Jesus shall reign.
Love lifted me from depths of woe to endless day,
There was no help in earth below; love found a way.