Category Archives: Faith

the object of His love

God: Magnificent. Glorious. Other. God Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit — in everlasting, loving relationship with one another. God; perfect, complete. Yet. He chooses to love fallen humans. He seeks humans bent on rejecting Him. Humans like you. Like … Continue reading

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the earth will be filled

For the earth will be filled     with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord     as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 ______________________________________________

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Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no scar? No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand? I hear thee sung as mighty in the land; I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star. Hast thou no scar? Hast thou no wound? Yet I … Continue reading

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interruptions

Years ago, my older and wiser friend used to say, “Don’t be irritated when your plans are interrupted. Even when you’re running late, and stopped by every red light, see interruptions to your schedule as God’s good providence, possibly protecting … Continue reading

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even though…yet I will

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle … Continue reading

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in some way we can’t imagine

“He says no in order that He may, in some way we cannot imagine, say yes. All His ways with us are merciful. His meaning is always love.” Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) _______________________________

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No two alike

Amazing creator. Painting a sky so that we’d notice, and wonder, and know Him. Amazing creator. So masterful, that no two are alike. Amazing creator. Even a drop of water, beautiful and life-giving, points to Him. Jesus replied, “Anyone who … Continue reading

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no noise made in the world, but loved

“There are some true Christians in the world of whom very little is known. The case of Joseph of Arimathea teaches this very plainly. Here is a man named among the friends of Christ, whose very name we never find elsewhere … Continue reading

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a first faint gleam of Heaven

“[To have faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself … Continue reading

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hear so you can walk

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Psalm 143:8 _______________________________

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From silken self, O Captain, free

From prayer that asks that I may be Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee, From fearing when I should aspire, From faltering when I should climb higher, From silken self, O Captain, free Thy soldier who would follow Thee. … Continue reading

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You have it totally upside-down

“…so the meaning of human life, the meaning of existence, the meaning of the universe is at its core: All things are to be used to show how magnificent God is. This universe is about God. Sometimes I have heard … Continue reading

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Will you be ready for the wedding?

The Bride eyes not her garment, but her dear Bridegroom’s face; I will not gaze at glory, but on my King of grace. The words of this old hymn help me. I picture a bride, beautiful, happy, excited — readied … Continue reading

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Look.

“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” “Praise him, O heaven and earth, the seas and all that move in them.” “The heavens proclaim the glory … Continue reading

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a masterpiece walking

There can be no higher calling: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10) You, as a Christ-follower, are a work of art. You’re … Continue reading

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