‘For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.’ Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
Christmas for Maureen would never be the same again when her husband was fatally attacked on his way to church on Christmas Eve 2012. Maureen spent that Christmas Day saying goodbye to her husband in his hospital room. It was an incredibly traumatic time, but she relied on God to help her through. Maureen knew that God’s Word spoke about forgiveness. As she reflected on the Lord’s Prayer, she realised that she needed to forgive those who had killed her husband.
‘I just knew, when I repeated that line of the Lord’s Prayer to myself, that I could not have any integrity as a Christian ever again if I did not forgive the people who had done this to Alan.’
Watch the below videos to hear how God uses people’s stories for his purpose:
‘He’s restoring everything that was taken from me and everything that was broken. God’s brought it all back together, and given me more now than I ever had before.’
“I felt worthless and no good at being a mum…At times when I feel lonely and without purpose I always have the UCB Word For Today to comfort me. I know that every day God’s words will guide and give me the strength I need to fulfil His plans for my life.”
‘This young lady had taken 60 tablets so time was of the essence…she was in the middle of the bombing…frightened to go out, frightened to go to church...I said, “Well God’s got a purpose for your life and you need to be alive to see it though.”’
“I felt so lost…but luckily I was able to listen to UCB…that kept me going every day going in. Listening to other people’s stories made me feel like I need to call on the Lord myself…to just encourage me, to stand”.
We also have a group of amazing UCB ambassadors who have great stories of what God has done in their lives,
you can hear their stories, and you can also book them to speak at your church – for more information click here.