The Silver Lining in Suffering

The next time someone asks you, “How could a God of love allow suffering?”, perhaps say something like this. First, acknowledge that you see the suffering too and that you hate what you see, just like they do. There’s no sense in acting like there’s no trouble in the world that you live in. ChristiansContinue reading “The Silver Lining in Suffering”

Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)

Where shall I direct my prayers? Only to you, Lord. Only You understand. You hear and you do right. Not only do you hear my prayers, but even my cries. I groan for relief for this earth, this country and your people. All of creation is groaning today and it’s no different than yesterday. WeContinue reading “Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)”

The Best Wine is Always Yet to Come

In John Chapter 2 Jesus manifested His glory. He attended a wedding at Cana in Galilee and saved a party from peril. The feast was soon to run dry of wine when Jesus changed ordinary water into the best wine any of them had ever tasted. Here are a few observations from the text: HEContinue reading “The Best Wine is Always Yet to Come”

The Wall is Broken Down

When Nehemiah heard the news that “The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire”, what did he do? Nehemiah said, “As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.” His responseContinue reading “The Wall is Broken Down”

Contend For Your Children!

There seems to be no shortage of both prodigals and wayward children these days and it’s freaking parents out. Having three children of our own, my wife and I care deeply about this issue. As our kids get older the realities of this sinful world become more and more apparent. We already know the worldContinue reading “Contend For Your Children!”

Ears That Hear but Don’t Listen

Here are three things to consider if you’ve ever felt like you’ve preached to deaf ears or that maybe you’ve had a pair of them yourself. 1.) Listeners have a responsibility to hide the Word in their own hearts. The psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:11, “I have hidden your word in my heart that IContinue reading “Ears That Hear but Don’t Listen”

Do You See The Fatherless; Or Are You Not Looking?

  I’ve never seen an orphanage in real life. I picture what they must be like and a mix of emotion floods my heart. On one hand I’m grateful that there are such places in the world. To think about where those millions of children would be otherwise is horrifying to me. The four walls,Continue reading “Do You See The Fatherless; Or Are You Not Looking?”