We are at the dawn of a new year. Before us, many yet to be answered questions loom on the horizon. Many in this country and around the world have endured difficult trials throughout 2020 and suffered heavy losses of loved ones, jobs, homes, and security that had previously been .taken for granted. We do … Continue reading Courageous
I read this article this morning in my daily reading from John Piper's Solid Joys devotional. I found it thought provoking and wanted to share it as we end this tumultuous year. I hope you will find it as interesting as I did. Devotional by John Piperoriginally posted at https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/death-rehearsal You sweep them away as with … Continue reading Death Rehearsal
Although God is omnipresent throughout the created universe, His essence is something utterly different from His creation. He is an almighty, all-powerful being beyond the capabilities of our minds to even remotely understand or relate to. He created the universe, knowing that we would choose pride and self-exaltation over loving and trusting God and obeying … Continue reading God With Us
What does it mean to be ready? I could say, "I am ready for supper," if I am hungry and it is approaching dinner time. Or, "I am ready to watch the Super Bowl," once the playoffs have determined the teams and the big day has arrived. Toward the end of one's life, one might … Continue reading Are You Ready?
I recently read Psalm 39 and am struck by the relevance that this Psalm holds toward an eternal outlook on life and our present times. Many in this day and age are living in fear; fear of COVID, fear of government leadership (or lack thereof); fear of financial uncertainty; fear of dying; fear of pain; … Continue reading Sojourner
We are living in strange and challenging times. No matter what decisions our leaders make and what happens, no one can know for sure whether a different course of action regarding this virus and the economy would have yielded better results. It is comforting to know that God is still in control. He knows the … Continue reading ETERNAL OUTLOOK
On this Father's Day, God placed before my eyes a passage in Matthew, leading up to the birth of Jesus, where Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-23). I couldn't help wondering what it was like for him at that time. I can only imagine the range of emotions that flooded his mind and … Continue reading Pondering a Father
This post is a follow-up to my article Omnipresence and Free Will. If you have not read that post already, I encourage you to start there before continuing below. In my previous post, I addressed the argument that omnipresence eliminates any possibility of free will. The argument contended that God's presence encompasses every physical particle … Continue reading Omnipresence, Quarks, and Time
This morning, I woke with this song on my mind. I will let the lyrics speak for themselves. What more can I say?
On our own, no one seeks God. Human nature is inherently prideful and selfish. Everyone who has found faith in Christ has a story illustrating God's work in his or her life. For some, God's dealings are subtle and barely noticeable. Such individuals are more receptive to the influence of the Holy Spirit than others, … Continue reading Remember