How far can one person see on the horizon? Maybe you’ve pondered that question, maybe you’re on a leisurely stroll and you spot a landmark on a hillside and you estimate the distance, 2 maybe 3 miles ahead. Possibly, like me, you have a place you like to sit and relax and enjoy the view across an expansive range of hills and valleys…but there is always a limit to what we can see with our own eyes. We cannot see what lies beyond that finite point on our horizon. Science provides a formula used by sailors, taking into account their height of eye or the height of a known object, such as a lighthouse, which is then plugged into a formula that takes into account the flat surface of the water combined with the curvature of the earth. For example, the lookout on a boat is measured at 9 feet, you would take the square root of 9 and multiply by 1.17 to find the distance you can view across the horizon. Now, my purpose here is not to teach a lesson on sight, distance and the curvature of the earth, but to highlight the finite view we all share, both in the physical realm and spiritual, the limits, as it were, of what we are able to perceive. I often find myself wondering what lies ahead, not only literally but in the figurative sense. Am I on the right track, what pitfalls might await just beyond the horizon. We can certainly all identify with that in some form or fashion and that is why I am so glad you are here. We will be traveling together, exploring the spiritual world around us and how our heavenly Father charts our course well in advance, taking into account those things we cannot see. We will discuss faith, how to truly hand our trials and challenges over to God and the many other facets of this spiritual journey of life. If you are here and have never experienced salvation through Jesus Christ, please reach out to us, we want to hear from you and pray for you. I strongly encourage you to read our page titled “Pathway to Salvation” which shares the basic blueprint in finding peace through our savior Jesus Christ. Then for a more in-depth guide, read the message “The Way, the Truth and the Life” which explains in detail the grace and unconditional love of our heavenly Father. It is never too late in this life to come to know Christ, please don’t let that opportunity pass you by.
If you are here and already a believer in Christ, we challenge you to read our messages, study God’s Word, share your insights and testimony, let us know what God is doing in your life. Also, ask yourself this question, what are you doing in your daily walk with God to advance His kingdom? Read our message “Can I get a Witness?” and examine your own situation. Have you embraced the great commission given us by Jesus? If you are ready to do more, reach out to us and request our ministry cards and we will send them to you free of charge. These cards are wallet-sized informational hand-outs that you can pass along to the people that God brings across your path each day (scroll down for more). We know that many times we want to share our testimony but we don’t know where to start, how to break the ice. These cards can do that for you. Maybe it’s a co-worker or the clerk at the grocery store or your server at a restaurant. It could be anyone you meet, but this method can help you get started. You can start the conversation and hand out one of our cards, which will direct the person to visit this site. The welcome page will steer them to the content of salvation, and through God’s incredible power, the Holy Spirit will do the rest. We all have our place in the Kingdom of God, now let’s support each other through prayer and get to work as the Lord guides us. Break free of fear and experience the more abundant life through Jesus Christ as God intended for you.
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To all of our readers, may God richly bless you and may you come back often to read and provide your input as we discover our own Life Beyond Horizons.
John Stephen Frey, Director and Senior Editor, Life Beyond Horizons Ministry