Posts Tagged ‘love’
Why a Baby?
The Israelites understood from prophesy that God intended to send them a Savior. But the only hint on how the Messiah would come is found in Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (God with us).”…Read More
If He’s Not the Reason, Then…
A number of years ago the phrase, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season,” became popular for Christmas cards, plaques, ornaments and the like. It has now been around long enough to become trite to some, and to receive only casual nods from others. Spiritual detractors of Christmas argue that…Read More
It Doesn’t Work Without the Key
The Grace Matrix is like a complex piece of machinery where each piece is connected to other pieces, all in good working order. By themselves, they are inert. But the movement of one piece activates the movement of another that launches movement in the next, and so on. A key…Read More
I Love You So Much It Hurts
Have you ever loved someone so much that your heart literally ached for them? This intense feeling happens most often when we are apart from “the one our heart desires,” usually a fiancé or spouse, but it can also be a child, or grandchild. It’s hard to believe we can…Read More
Is That Mildew??
When God gave the Law to Moses, He went into a lot of detail with regard to handling mildew that might appear on articles of clothing, leather, and containers, as well as on walls of houses. The Lord was very specific about the various types of mildew, the tests to…Read More
The Party of the Year
Some people like parties more than others, but almost everyone will make an effort to celebrate a birthday, largely because it is an opportunity to honor a person close to us. Although God did not command we celebrate birthdays like He commanded the ancient Israelites to celebrate specific festivals, I…Read More
The Sky Is Falling
Henny Penny is a character from an English fairy tale that we know better as Chicken Little. This little chick gets hit on the head by a falling acorn, and mistakenly believes that a piece of sky has fallen. The disintegration of the sky is extraordinarily alarming – not to…Read More
Fear is a many-tentacled monster that slithers its way into almost everything – very often, without being detected. Most of us are good at recognizing common, more obvious fears, such as phobias and life- or health-threatening situations. But we might fail to see that our angst behind which party wins…Read More