How does one understand God? The answer to that is explained in the eleventh chapter of Romans, “Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice?” (MSG) The answer is simply, ”No one!” God is always MORE. He goes beyond what our minds can understand. And aren’t we thrilled! You see, if we could fully understand, we would BE God, and what a travesty that would be!
These are comforting words for us who believe: God knew us intimately before we were ever born. In fact, he carried us and cared for us—two beautiful thoughts. He knew the day you would be born, and he promises to be with us. “God with us”—that is what the name Immanuel means...and Jesus is our Immanuel, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) So in these few words from the prophet Isaiah, God gives us assurances of his Presence, his Permanence, his Provision and his Providence. I hop
Each day, in fact, is a fresh start, a new beginning when we are in relationship with Jesus, our Savior. We are cleansed, spotless, blameless, guilt-free, and perfect before our Heavenly Father through the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. Psalms 51:7 says, “Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” The prophet Isaiah quotes God as saying, “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red lik
There are thousands of promises from God in the Bible. Don’t know for sure, as I have never really counted them all. But, one thing I do know for sure: God always delivers! I didn’t always believe that, however. In my sorrow and brokenness after our family’s suicide, I thought God didn’t love me. I felt unloveable, unloved, and abandoned by God. You may feel that way also, but please listen to this wonderful description of God, “The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow t
When did your loved one enter heaven? This week marks the anniversary of my son’s death and his new heavenly home. I have often pictured in my thoughts what that might look like. First of all, I see Matthew—happy. I picture him smiling and joyful, eager to meet Jesus, and that picture brings me great comfort. I see Jesus, with arms out-stretched, running to meet my precious son, who is redeemed by the sacrifice Jesus provided on the cross and approved by Father God at the to