My rote memory is not what it should or could be (or will be), but my life memory is well-grooved by this psalm. It has changed me in the midst of most difficult times, and has brought joy to me in the best times. As I began to wrap up this study of the goodness of God, I re-read the paraphrased prayer of TET for the millionth time, and was struck anew by the truth of every line of it. It rings with lived out experience, the psalmists and my own. Yes, it is all true. It is all so gloriously true!
What happens if I accept this good news? In the past few posts on the goodness of God in the midst of an evil world, the answer…… Read more “What would God require if I did believe?”
“For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life. A role…… Read more “Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)”
65You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. 67Before I was…… Read more “The Scandal of Slander (Teth)”
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see…go quickly, and tell…that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before…… Read more “And, behold, he goes before you”
God is terrifying, if we understand Him correctly. It is when we take God for granted, when we dismiss Him as a great and distant Clockmaker, or a figment of our “wishful thinking”–an entity that is better left to think of “later”–that our destruction begins.
“Then the LORD answered me: ‘Write down this vision and clearly inscribe it on tablets, so that a herald may run with it. For the vision awaits…… Read more “Habakkuk’s Pen”
“I will stand on my watch, and set me on the tower, and will watch to see what he will say to me, and what I will…… Read more “Habakkuk’s Tower”
Those precious lives lost in the Grand Canyon from taking selfies on the cliff’s edge come to mind. We all feel the senselessness of that destruction. God, in His Love, calls us back to safety by calling us to Himself.
What’s On Your Mind?: A Mind at War #3 The redeemed mind is still at war. “So, then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s…… Read more “What’s On Your Mind?: The Mind at War”