Do you hear the faith in her words?
When the ground shakes, when lava flows, when day is strangely darkened and the moon is turned to blood, we are to remember the one who made them.
Maybe they never found Jesus’ burial linens because someone took them and used them for fuel for a fire. After the resurrection and defeating death, he didn’t need that garment rolled in blood anymore.
The church season of Lent is always a good time to reevaluate, and see how we have let our faith deteriorate into empty ritual. To catch ourselves just going through the motions.
We are the reason he died. Our hands were complicit in his innocent death. We had a "hand" in his death.
Who are the saints in our land, the excellent ones surrounding us, the ones in whom we could delight?
Because Christ bled and died for me, I’ve been bought with a price and I not only belong to him, but my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. God dwells in me and in his people, the church!
The faithful, righteous and just king would die a horrible, bloody and dishonorable death on a cross! How could that be?
We’ve got the water of baptism. We’ve got his blood in the sacrament. We’ve got the victory. So when the odds seem against us, we should be confident. We are more than conquerors through him who him who loved us!
The king is willing to give it all up for us, so we can win this battle.
God knows our thoughts, hears our cries, listens to our prayers and goes to search for us when we wander off and get lost.
David had other opportunities to kill Saul, but never did it. He couldn’t. Saul was God’s anointed king, and one must honor the Lord, even if you didn’t like the person he chose.
Abigail said to David, “Now then, my lord, as the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, because the Lord has restrained you from bloodguilt and from saving with your own hand, now then let your enemies and […]
Get enough rest, plan and prepare healthy food, enjoy a treat once in a while.
These cities of refuge are shadows of the infinite mercy of God where we flee for refuge when we have sinned.
What a wonderful day when the family reenters the worship community! What a wonderful reminder that our uncleanness does not keep us away from God forever.