As Jewish pilgrims made their way to Jerusalem to worship Yahweh in the temple, they would travel through hard, dry terrain. This journey through the rugged … Continue reading From the Valley of Tears to Springs of Living Water
“For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” (John 9:39) Have you ever been frustrated at someone who cannot see what you see? Perhaps it’s something in a sports game, a movie, or a math problem. It can be maddening. But what if it’s something more serious, like their character? The truth is that we all have things about ourselves that we do not see. That’s the nature of being human. We are blind to our most glaring personal deficiencies. In John 9, Jesus heals a blind … Continue reading Day 20: Let There Be Sight!
Dear LeBron, It might be hard to believe, but in this social-media-driven age, I have never written an “open letter.” Congratulations, I guess, for being the recipient of my first one. Admittedly, I find the “open letter” kind of strange and awkward. After all, this is addressed to you and I’m (almost) pretty sure you will never read it. I would guess most open letters are not read by the person to whom they are addressed. Maybe six people will read this one. Maybe 600. I don’t know. But I’m still addressing it to you because otherwise, well, it wouldn’t be an … Continue reading An Open Letter to LeBron James
Good works are the melodies that non-Christians hear. Nearly all of the time, they cannot read our sheet music. They can’t understand what the notes and chords mean, but they know a good song when they experience it. Continue reading Good Works is the Christian’s Symphony
From Morning and Evening “God, even our own God.” – Psalm 67:6 It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God Himself. Though He is “our own God,” we apply ourselves but little to Him, and ask but little of Him. How seldom do we ask counsel at the hands of the Lord! How often do we go about our business, without seeking His guidance! In our troubles how constantly do we strive to bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting … Continue reading Weekly Spurgeon
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3 Peter begins the body of his first letter with a shout of praise to God: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Greek word for “blessed” is eulogetos which is where we get our word “eulogy” from, and one of its definitions is “praise.” Peter is giving God a eulogy (a good one, to the living God). … Continue reading Meditation on 1 Peter 1:3