Tag Archives: God’s love

skilled at seeing other’s weaknesses

“Why is it that we’re so skilled at remembering the other’s weakness, failure, and sin and so adept at forgetting our own? Why are we so good at seeing all the ways that another needs to be forgiven but forget … Continue reading

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throwing ourselves into His arms

On days when you waken and can’t shake a sense of despondency; when you’re disheartened, or sad, or crestfallen — throw yourself into His arms: “We please God most, not by frantically trying to make ourselves good, but by throwing … Continue reading

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moving heaven and earth

“…grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves…drawing us sinners closer and closer to Himself…Grace … Continue reading

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Why did Christ die?

“God does not love us because Christ died for us; Christ died for us because God loves us.” (John Stott, The Cross of Christ) ____________________________

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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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Dying for a cause, but of a very different sort

I keep thinking about my son. He’s nearing the age of some of the youngest terrorists making headlines in our world today. I think of the parents of those terrorists. Some of them are asking their child to strap a … Continue reading

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yellow-car games and watching for the appearance of hands and feet

When the kids where little, and boredom on car rides was at an all-time high, we’d play the yellow-car game.  We’d see how many yellow cars we could spot as we drove. One summer, not traveling anywhere special, and not … Continue reading

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Not a drop of rain

“Not a drop of rain can fall outside the orb of Jesus’ sovereignty. All our days — our health, our illnesses, our joys, our victories, our tears, our prayers, and the answers to our prayers — fall within the sweep … Continue reading

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when God says no

When God says no, and you’re tempted toward anger or despair, remember these words: God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful  — “severe mercies” at times but mercies … Continue reading

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the Christmas message

“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity — hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory — because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so … Continue reading

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Nothing comes from nothing?

Because there weren’t many movies kid-friendly enough for our young children’s eyes to see (and because I’d always loved it myself), our family used to watch The Sound of Music at least once a year  — and each time the … Continue reading

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