O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You discern my thoughts from afar.—Psalm 139:1-2 (ESV)
Our society has clung to the idea of speaking truth to power in an effort to effect change. The term often is used in the face of perceived oppression or powerlessness. What if the powers to (more…)
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. – Isaiah 43:8
God is in the business of making all things new. He gives us new life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4). He makes His mercies new every morning (Lamentations 3:23). He fills each day with new hope and new possibilities.
And He has given us this new year.
Yes, it (more…)
“‘It is done’ will shout the cross. Christ has paid redemption’s cost . . . “
Something struck me as I sang those words from “Jesus Saves” the other night in choir rehearsal: how seldom we consider the resurrection, how seldom we give thought to its power. We relegate the resurrection—the cornerstone of our faith—to Easter Sunday as if discussing it any (more…)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
For the past 1 1/2 years, few people who don’t live or associate closely with me would have known I (more…)