And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last. Then the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Mark 15:37-38 NKJV This past week I have been pondering the significance of the torn veil about which both Matthew and Mark include in their Gospels. And Jesus cried … Continue reading Torn
I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25 I have been working on this post since January 12, 2018, the day my dear Aunt Theresa passed away. As I contemplated her life–the kindness she extended to me and my family, the immense love she had for her … Continue reading Per Adversitatem Redemptio-Through Adversity, Redemption
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8 NIV Recently, we were looking to purchase a property and I was researching the … Continue reading Very Rarely
But there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. Although its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump begins to die in the soil, at the scent of water it will flourish and put forth shoots like a … Continue reading Hope Alive
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1Peter 2:24 ESV (Today’s post is an excerpt taken from the sixth post in Desiring God’s 2014 Holy Week series “The Final Days of Jesus,” inspired by … Continue reading The Greatest Friday
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6 The story is told about a store manager who overheard his clerk tell a customer, “No, ma’am, we haven’t had any for a while, and it doesn’t look as if we’ll be getting any soon.” Horrified, the manager came running over to the customer and … Continue reading Just As He Said
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.. Colossians 1:13,14 This week’s post is an excerpt from one of my favorite books, When God Weeps, by Joni Eareckson-Tada and Steven Estes. This is what … Continue reading The Rescue!