The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:9,5
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
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 Lately, I have been thinking about the many clubs of which I have been a member in my lifetime. When I was a kid, I was a member of Gemco—well technically my parents were the members, but I totally loved going to … Continue reading The Hope Club
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:11,12 NIV I don’t want to brag but on occasion I have made some sacrifices in … Continue reading Gift Wrappings
As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion.” Romans 11:26 Yesterday, my old friend and college roommate, Sandee Lee lost her battle with cancer—or did she win it? While everyone who knew this joyful, vivacious, encouraging, amazingly gifted sanguine is grieving her absence, we know that this is not the end but the … Continue reading The Deliverer
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 NKJV Do You Hear What I Hear … Continue reading Do You See What I See?
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!
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. -John 1:14,NIV. When my daughter, Katie, was about 4 years old, she approached my husband with a quarter in her hand and asked, “Daddy, whose picture is on this money—is it Jesus?” With a chuckle, my husband replied, “No honey. That is George Washington.” Satisfied … Continue reading The Word Became Flesh