All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Against the backdrop of both present-day and ancient Israel, Lynn Austin weaves together the stories of three women and the work of mercy in their lives. Separated by time and miles but linked through the eternal need to forgive, the stories merge into an example of inspirational fiction at its finest. At the outset of Wings of Refuge, Abigail MacLeod's life is falling apart around her, and in order to find the time to put the pieces back together, she signs on for an archeological expedition outside of Jerusalem. Part lifelong dream and part pilgrimage, her journey is meant to offer her solace and respite from a crumbling marriage. Instead, it brings danger as she becomes linked with a murdered man who had sat beside her on the flight from the United States. Shaken to the core, Abigail finds comfort in the friendship of Dr. Hannah Rahov. Through the shared stories of Hannah's heartbreaking past and the related saga of a woman who lived long ago, Austin weaves a stirring tale of reconciliation and proclaims the safe haven God provides for those weathering the storms of life.
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