To be sure that we do not get too far off track, I will be posting items of a spiritual, Christ-centered nature as I feel lead by the Holy Spirit. I know I’ve shared this before, but the grace and strength that my family has been able to face with the loss of Eddie all comes from Jesus. If we were not Christians nor was Eddie, then our Hope would die with Eddie. That is not the case; we serve a Living God, a Risen King, and our Lord is active in our lives.
If you’ve not experienced this, it is my family’s hope and prayer that through all of this, in the midst of such loss, that there would be much gain in the way of many people coming to salvation through Jesus Christ.
You do not need to be a Christian to be a part of the Hope Ride; but to be a part of the Eternal Hope that we have, you must be. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man comes to the Father except through Me.” Now that is quite a bold statement.
C.S. Lewis wrote that for someone to make a statement such as that, only three possibilities exist: Jesus is a Liar, a Lunatic, or He is Lord. I do not think it would take too much convincing to dismiss the first two.
Eddie wrote in a letter to me, dated four days after he wrote Hope, the following:
I think I’ve gotten closer to God than ever before. I can walk side by side with the demons, I can feel them…I can literally, physically feel them around me, but they are easily shooed away the very second I bow my head and call on the Person far more powerful than they are.
Now that is a powerful testimony to a powerful Savior! I would like to end this post with a video I put together featuring a new song by Mark Harris, the fine Christian singer whose music I used on the video tribute to Eddie. This is from his new album Windows and Walls and I recommend you all go out and buy it, regardless of your religious beliefs.
It is a strange feeling when you pray and your prayers are answered. There is this sense of satisfaction and relief that far transcends any other experience. There are times when I pray to God about something I am dealing with and I do not immediately get an answer, which can be quite stressful, but so far, he has always come through for me in one way or another. My most recent example would be my job. I was in a work situation that was FAR from ideal. I prayed about it for many months with no relief, no sign. Then, when things really took a turn for the worst at my job, another became available and I was able to get hired there. The day after I left my old job, the whole place went out of control. They mandated a 6 day workweek, took everyone’s vacation away, and started really treating the employees harshly. God always pulls through. Even if it is in the 11th hour. Keep the faith and don’t stop praying about this great nation!! God will begin moving in mysterious ways.
Hi Dave- I too, have recieved answers to prayer. Quite a few years ago when I was just beginning to become born again (it didn”t happen all at once for me) I used to have demonic attacks almost every night. Finally, a whisper (not a literal one) but something told me to look up the Lord’s Prayer and learn it quickly. I did- and the next time I was being attacked- and I am convinced that I would be dead by now if it continued- I prayed the Lord’s Prayer. All attacks stopped Praise God! My other time was when my Dad was having triple bypass surgery. I am in Florida and was not able to get to Canada for his surgery. I had such a hard time sleeping and being restless- thinking of so many memories going through my mind-( might I add that he was having this surgery on my 40th birthday and 5th wedding anniversary- which was also father’s day!) I got up in the middle of the night and prayed for peace. I happened to look at my calendar after my prayer. It was one that had Psalm verses on each month- and happened to be the 23rd Psalm. Now, I had heard portions of this Psalm before, but had never really meditated on it before. I was filled with so much peace, I was overwhelmed! Now, why am I telling you all of this right here and now? Well I may make a lot of mistakes, and I am not completed yet as a child of Christ- but for those who are looking, searching for something or someone more? There is NO other who will give you so much than our Savior Jesus! No one will Love you more completely! As Dave told us- Jesus IS the Way, the Truth and the Life!!! He will always be with you no matter what. God Bless all who come looking for Him! And praise Him for those who find Him! Thank you Dave- sorry for the length of this!! Love Sister Carolyn
My heart goes out to you and your family, for the loss of your beloved son, who fought for our freedom,…………However having said that I don’t have to tell you, FREEDOM ISN’T FREE.
Should Hilary Clinton become the President of The United States of America, I’ll be the first on a plane and become the first new citizen in Italy.
Once again, I can’t even put into words, your terrible loss
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