“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who cannot destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your father. But even the hairs on your head are numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven”
Matthew 10: 28-32
I chose this passage in Matthew because it speaks to me about my continual journey through faith. I know Jesus was bringing me closer to him because there is not life on earth or in heaven where I want to be apart from him. He has led down a path of salvation and counted every hair on my head. And Jesus Christ knows me so well, he has made me perfect in his eyes, all my strengths and flaws. Despite everything that I have lived through as a sinner, he still loves me through his abounding grace and mercy. Now, I want to declare my faith as this passage states before my church family and friends.