The crowds following Jesus were large, we are told in Matthew 19:2. Attempting to trap Jesus and cast a shadow on his popularity, the Pharisees asked Jesus a hard question about divorce. Far from trapping him, they handed Jesus a microphone through which he quoted and elaborated on Genesis 2:24 and cast God’s vision for marriage through the ages. The disciples even bristled at his words.
I wonder how the truth that God is omniscient and omnipresent sinks into your life today? When you were still unformed, God had purposeful days on history’s calendar for you! God’s knowing of you from conception into eternity was complete before your heart began to beat. He has not only numbered your days, but ordained them: prepared them, appointed them, ordered them…all in love! This knowledge of God gives your life and the life of every human being tremendous weight and value.
“Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be refuge. Proverbs 14:26 I wonder how Father’s Day lands in your life? Some, like me, have a long line of fathers and grandfathers for which to honor and praise God. Some are missing their father with intense grief. Some sufferContinue reading “Father’s Day”
I was a freshman in college… so far from my home in rural Arkansas and the close-knit community that held me for 18 years, surrounded by new people, a new city, wondering where friendship would bloom. Since it was the 80s (no cell phones) my communication with my dormmates was in person or calls toContinue reading ““I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3″
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