Oswald Chambers . . . and all the things that are written by the prophets shall be accomplished unto the son of man. (rv) God called Jesus Christ to unmitigated disaster; Jesus Christ called His disciples to come and see Him put to death; He led every one of those disciples to the place whereContinue reading “The Baffling Call of God”
A stanza from Carol Penner’s poem “A Child is Born” I am Hagar. I was Sarah’s slave girl.I bore Abraham a son, whom I called Ishmael.When I was at the end of all hope because of my suffering, I fled into the wilderness.It was there that I met “the God who hears;”the God who hearsContinue reading “The God who hears”
Henry F. Lyte (1793–1847) Abide With Me; fast falls the eventide;The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.When other helpers fail and comforts flee,Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;Change and decay in all around I see;O Thou whoContinue reading “Abide With Me”
Even though this is traditionally sung at funerals/memorials, I love this old hymn, both the words and the tune… Katharina Amalia von Schlegel Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide;In every change, He faithful will remain.Be still,Continue reading “Be Still My Soul”
Charles Spurgeon A man says to me ”Can you explain the seven trumpets of the Revelation?” No, but I can blow one in your ear, and warn you to escape from the wrath to come!
Tozer Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God really is.
Do not be deceived: sin will take you where you do not want to go. It will cost you more than you want to pay. It will make you what you do not want to become. Steven Lawson
Author unknown A man’s life is laid in a loom of timeTo a pattern he does not see.While the Weaver works and the shuttles fly Till the end of eternity.Some shuttles are filled with silver thread, And some with threads of gold;While often but the darker hueIs all that they may hold.But the weaver watchesContinue reading “The Divine Weaver”
Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs! Jonathan Edwards
Carla Grosch-Miller You are my Source, my Way, my Home. In You I rest secure.In You I gather strength.In You I begin to see. When fear arisesfrom within or from withoutI rememberwho You areand how I amin You Oh that I may dwell in Youday by day, moment by momentThen peace would be mine.Then IContinue reading “Psalm 27 Redux”