This past month, as I perused my notes from the past year, I came upon the verse, “If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all” (Isaiah 7:9, ESV). The verse struck me–not in looking back over the past year, but looking at my life […]
Tag: theology and worldview
“And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (ESV) This sentence was to be the first of many that Saul, later Paul, would hear from God. Beginning in Acts 9, Saul’s conversion story to becoming one of the best […]
Imagine that you are hanging on the edge of a cliff for your life, yelling for help. Then the edge breaks off. Just as you begin your downward plunge to your death, someone grabs your hand and pulls you up. Do you thank him? Get to know him? Offer to […]
I shrank further back into the shadows as four shrouded men, huddled together and glancing cautiously around, entered the dimly lit council chamber. “Are you certain no one saw us enter?” one asked. I didn’t recognize his gravelly, raspy voice. “No one saw us enter, I told you,” another voice […]
Imagine a mother approaching her child and saying, “I love you,” and he retorts, “How have you loved me?” What kind of bitterness does the child harbor that causes him to respond this way?