Many of you know about and prayed for Christen Ringle, my dear friend and sister who went home to be with Jesus on January 9, 2012. I mentioned briefly in a post I wrote a few weeks ago that her husband, Joe, shared the message at her funeral. The video has finally been posted on YouTube and I wanted to be sure to share it with you all who prayed for Christen and who continue to pray for the Ringle family. The way the grace of God was poured out that night was overwhelmingly amazing. And it continues to be.
I encourage you to watch this video so you can witness for yourself how powerful our great God is and how His grace truly is sufficient. Even if this is the first time you are learning about Christen’s story, please watch the video anyway. It's just under 25 minutes and I cannot imagine anyone walking away from this video without being inspired by hope – the hope which can only be found in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In order to have a clearer understanding of how and why Joe shared a message at Christen’s funeral, please click here to read his blog post which includes a brief explanation. Be encouraged. Be inspired by hope. And share this with others so they may be encouraged and inspired as well...
"Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."
Please continue to keep the Ringle and Barber families in your prayers. A memorial fund has been established to help Joe, Audrey and Hudson. For more information on the "Christen Ringle Memorial Fund" click here.