The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.Proverbs 10:7 (ESV) Some memories of those in our past are best left not to be remembered. In fact, according to this proverb, it is expected. The name of the wicked will rot. This is not proverbial. This is literal but … Continue reading How to remember those we love when we grieve
I need an acquaintance and familiarity with the gospel that quenches the deepest thirst in my soul so as to give up looking for satisfaction on and in things on this side of heaven. I need Christ's comfort. I need stability and direction. I need to remember, albeit however painful, that this is not my home; rather, that Heaven awaits - my true home that will indeed last forever.
God has the prerogative of silence, but we must also always realize, he has already spoken. He will not speaking anything new. Rather, he will, by his Spirit, use his Word to cause you to hear what is he saying to you in your pain.
We are one month out from Resurrection Sunday - does your heart still sense the Resurrection Life in Christ? A few weeks ago, I mentioned that death has no power over you or I. But, what are we to do when the power of the cross and the resurrection of Christ feels as if it has … Continue reading Life After Resurrection (Pt 2)
Death has no power over you or I. This is true because Christ rose from the dead. Yet, this truth can lose its punch only days after we celebrate the Lord’s rising from the dead. Why? At least one reason includes our static weakness of flesh. We are easily overcome by the problems of this world and the burdens of the day. So I know it’s only been a few days since our mutual celebration of Christ putting death to death, but let me ask you, how is your spirit?