My Journey to Jesus has been one with lots of blessings. I was blessed to be the seventh (and last) child of Bill and Reona Hodge. What a great life my parents and siblings have provided. I was born into a Christian and church-going home. I had Christian leaders from the start. I’ve been blessed with a Christian husband who has a great sense of Christ-centered values and strength, two healthy daughters and great sons-in-law and five fabulous grandchildren. So, family has been key in my journey.

When my father was diagnosed with leukemia and did not have much time left with us, I could not understand why he, or anyone, had to suffer. I knew we all had to die and end our earthly lives, but I just could not understand the suffering. I searched the Bible, the hymnal, a concordance, etc., looking for “understanding.” I came to a scripture that I’m convinced God used to answer my searching. You all know Philippians 4:4-9. It was as if God sat down with me and said “Eva Marie, why are you asking me for “understanding,” when I can give you something much greater…. I can give you PEACE.” And He did!

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15

Dear Lord, thank you for all of your blessings and for those who have gone before us and who have guided us in your teachings. Help us to always seek your will and carry out the sharing of your message in this world. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Eva Marie Reynolds