“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, he is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is now doing for me. On the lion of justice the fair maid of hope rides like a queen.” - Charles Spurgeon
I am a college student pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in communication, sociology, and mathematics. I hope to attend graduate school and obtain my phd in sociology. My hope and aim in life is based entirely upon what Jesus Christ has done for me. I hope to always share the hope found in Him with others and walk in a manner that glorifies Him.
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth “thrown in” : aim at earth and you will get neither.” - C.S. Lewis, “Mere Christianity”
If my goals are merely financial gain, social influence, or high society - I will never feel content. If I aim at earth, I will not succeed. However, if I aim at heaven - if I have goals that reflect God’s Will - I will experience the fulfillment (the “earth”) that so many others desire.
“Learn to do good, seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” - Isaiah 1:15
I hope to fulfill God’s command by the prophet Isaiah. I want to show His love to others in the form of clean water, food, medical care, and human rights. I hope to conduct research in the field of Sociology in order to provide for and protect the defenseless.
Ultimately, I desire to show Godly love to others.
“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creation of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.” - Napoleon
Because we are part of this empire that is founded upon love, we are able to share it with others.
“If I had my own world, I’d build you an empire, from here to the far lands, to spread love like violence. Let me feel you, carry you higher, watch your words spread hope like fire, secret crowds rise up and gather, hear your voices sing back louder.” - Angels and Airwaves “Secret Crowds”