Kelly, this is so very rewarding to watch isn't it? I tell you what, there is no power in the universe like the cross of Jesus Christ. That, and gospel-focused mentoring, makes these kinds of changes in the hearts of people.
Psalms 37:39-40 (NIV) The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
The cross shows us the salvation of the righteous coming from the Lord. The cross is a stronghold in times of trouble. At the cross the Lord helped us and delivered us. At the cross the Lord saved us. The cross is a refuge for all who believe.
Kelly, I love how you are not only a mentor but always a student, as I am and every believer is.