Standing alone ‘majestic’ and ‘imposing’ on a hilltop overlooking the awesome Mike Sharpe’s Ranch.
“The Tree of Hope,” that’s what I call it, unmindful of what Mike Sharpe or others may call it.
This thing of beauty may have a few leaves on it but its massive trunk and many branches tells us so many things about life.
“Life is what you make it,” and so does the old saying goes. But if there is hope, that dream remains alive in every person.
And one’s positive outlook in life help much guide one to the life ahead.
What more can be positive when one realizes that while life has a beginning, it may never end after all? Or will it?
It depends on your perspective, or your outlook in life, perhaps?
Yes, it depends largely on what you believe in.
Whoever or however you may think made this world, and how it came into being what it is and how we see it today, would it ever matter much to you if you have not entertained the question that asks us, “where do we go when we die?”
Atheists may say, “I care less, for I know there is no God, but I do believe in science because it’s what I see and it has made my life better and worth living.”
No matter how I look at this statement, don’t you see it selfish and entertains hopelessness?
Is it rather evil in our ego that makes us think this way, or is it God?
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If we believe in God, and through Jesus, he created us all and all other things in this world since the beginning, as in John 1:3, don’t you think he has the rightful control over us in our reaction and response to all things, including the gift talents, of science and technology?
From us comes our own ‘free will’ to react, but God triggers a response to every reaction we may create. Our body sends vivid signals to him and quickly or in no time, a fitting response comes, and every time, he asks us quietly like a voice from inside us, “Who is your master, is it Me in Jesus, or is it Mammon or evil?
[Read on: God or Mammon – to Serve Only One Master]
Just gazing at the ‘Tree of Hope,” as it greets all visitors to Mike Sharpe’s Ranch, I can see why faith in Jesus can give us hope, as we may see beyond what life presents in our day to day trials in our life long journey towards the truth, the same way that Mike Sharpe may have found hope while given that great opportunity to grow his business as a partner in a company that shares in that truth of our being, in that truth of sharing our talents and pooling our efforts and resources together onto a great mission, where we may express our love for our Creator by unselfishly helping others win with their love ones in this life and the next, and by doing so, may be blessed from their efforts, be it in kind or in spirit, irregardless, it is something that you may gain rewarded in your living sacrifice, that others may prosper.
With man, this may be impossible, but “with God all things are possible,” as in Matthew 19:26.
In his 30 fruitful years partnering with the company and helping many achieve financial freedom and independence, Mike Sharpe has remained humble, for he knows that in one’s humility comes greatness, and in a humble man comes honor and respect.
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And as Jesus said while sharing one of the eight beatitudes, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”
In our faith comes hope, and may the truth in God’s words prosper our life towards greater peace and joy in this life and onto his eternal kingdom.
[Read related post: Even in Death our Spirit Lives as we may Die in Christ, by Faith and in God’s Will, we Live]
Enjoy my shared pictures and videos during the trip and feel a part of God’s greatness as we reflect in his words and the beauty of his goodness as he blesses, to always humble ourselves before him as part of his creation: