When Oceans Rise / by daniel hamlin

 The northwestern-most point of land in the continental US. 

The northwestern-most point of land in the continental US. 

Religion can’t speak to a person’s heart, or remove a person’s guilt, or cleanse a person’s conscience, or bless a person’s life. But a relationship with Jesus does. When I found myself trapped in that cave it wasn’t religion or piety that saved me, it was God. When I sat in that prayer chapel hopeless and lonely, it wasn’t a code of ethics or a list of good deeds that comforted my soul and lifted me out of the depression of loneliness, it was God. And when I finally found peace and fulfillment in this life, it wasn’t from following a set of regulations or from achieving a desired social status; it was from finally starting a real and heartfelt relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus is offering something that no religion or person in this world can offer, He is offering hope; and His hope will not disappoint. --excerpt from When Oceans Rise