“We Might Have Hope!” – Romans 15:4
A golf pro recently was interviewed after he had a marvelous day that had put him in the lead of the tournament. His play had been one of his better days and he was asked, “How do you explain the success you had today?” Part of his explanation was, “All day, I had the peace that is without understanding.” Did he know he was paraphrasing Paul in Philippians 4:7? “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Whether the golf pro knew it or not, he was acknowledging the peace that we are given in the hope that is found in the love of our Savior. Paul writes in Romans, “… that through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Hope that indeed gives us peace in all we do, all the challenges we meet, each and every day. (Jesus said) “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.

Do you know the answer? Paul writes to the church in Rome that he has wanted to visit them for years and now is planning to do so on his way to another destination to continue his mission work. What country is he planning to visit?

Answer: Paul writes. “I hope to see you in passing as I go to__________.” Romans 15:24

Update on our LifeCenter
Progress, lots of progress. The structure is up, the floor is completely poured and materials are arriving. The Word of Life Work Team, taking on projects, will begin work starting in September. A church picnic is planned for the building site on Sept. 7 at noon. Our new address is 200 Fletcher Avenue.