According to Scripture..
One may be able to do many things, in this world,
apart from God such as:
acquire wealth, start a business, get an education,
buy cars and homes... to name a few,
but we truly believe that
there is no life, true peace, joy, or fulfillment
in our lives apart from God.
Apart from God we are like a ship abandoned at sea,
alone and powerless,
drifting along without rudder or oar,
tossed by the strong currents
of the wind and waves.
We believe true peace, joy, and fulfillment
in our livescan only be realized...
when God is God in our lives.
"Abide in Me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself,
unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
Abide with me!
Fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens: Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, abide with me!
For a hundred years these words have been sung,
or spoken, or whispered by men & women in time of need.
The words were sung while the Titanic was sinking.
In World War I,
Nurse Edith Cavell
repeated the hymn
as she faced
the firing squad.
It has often been heard in prison camps,
and it has sounded faintly through the wreckage
of caved-in mines.