There are a pair of verses in the bible that I think should make us as Christians very humble and very thankful people.
James 1:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Romans 8:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Spring would be my favorite time of year if it wasn’t for allergies. It’s beautiful and alive. It seems the world has awoken from sleep. It reminds us that new life is all around us.
Other than the watery eyes and sneezing, its perfect.
While I adjust my allergy medicine and get my lawn mower ready, most other people are excited about the chance to get out and enjoy all that the spring season brings. Continue reading
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
May you have the same mindset we find in this powerful prayer.
How blessed is this day, when earth and heaven are joined and humankind is reconciled to God!
May the light of Jesus shine continually to drive away all darkness.
May Christ, the Morning Star who knows no setting, find his light ever burning in our hearts—he who gives his light to all creation, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer -1979, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
The bible tells us the story of Jesus of Nazareth. While Jesus was here on this Earth he made several extraordinary claims. One of the most extraordinary is found in the book of John.
John 14:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
In my opinion, one of the most powerful pictures we get to see in the bible is the recorded events of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. If you recall, Jesus went there to pray shortly before being betrayed by Judas.
During this time of intense prayer the burden of his crucifixion weighed heavily on him. It is the most intimate glimpse we have of Jesus’ humanity. Continue reading