Jesus was not born into a utopia, he was born into a world full of grime and chaos. He was like a golden nugget of truth in a dank dirt-filled mine. At Christmas, God finally revealed a truth from deep within His heart. This revelation completed the puzzle-box of revealing what his love looks like and our place in this cosmic story. Like a diamond created under centuries of grime, darkness, and pressure – please also allow me to go past the superficial and share with you something deep from within mine (pun intended)? … More Christmas – my season of disgust (aka my Empire Strikes Back) (Part 1)
The presence of Robin indicates that the real hero Batman is nearby. Hope when there is no reason to hope indicates the redemptive Holy Spirit is near. Because suffering tends to bruise and embitter the soul; and the world has a natural inclination leaning towards being a cesspool of it; WHEN you see that it DOES build character – thats NOT normal – that’s a work of God right there! … More A New Way at Looking at Christian Hope (Romans 5)
Too often, we concentrate so much on the 10 commandments and how we shall live. God says that today, all these Laws are fulfilled in Jesus. Because of this, we hold Jesus in our hearts, and God’s promises take effect to bring us into abundant life. What does abundant life look like? Read on! Happy thanksgiving! … More Happy Thanksgiving – 14 things God will do for you.