Most of us know the story of the Prodigal Son. I think there were two parts to the story, Jesus had two lessons in mind. First, God loves us all like sons and daughters. And, no matter what we have done in life, He still loves us and wants us to come back to Him. As it says in 2 Peter 3:9, He is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Second, we should not be jealous of others and we need to be humble and not self-righteous, because we all fall short. As Paul says in Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”Continue reading “We Are All Prodigals”
2020 has been a challenging year. Our world has been turned upside down with Covid, quarantines, social distancing and mask orders, business closings and job losses, racism, riots, looting, slander, elections and recounts and doubt, and all the struggles and anxiousness that comes along with that. But God says we don’t need to be anxious. That we can still have peace. Whatever the circumstance, we have much to be thankful for. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what are the things you are thankful for?Continue reading “Peace and Anxiety”
Of all the things that was on Jesus’ mind as He was suffering on the cross, He wanted to make sure His mother was taken care of. This was the woman who raised Jesus as a child. This was the woman who was obedient to God and made great sacrifice. She followed Him to the end.
Are you watching? Do you know what to watch for? What are we looking for? Why should we watch? There will be a day when God will judge the earth. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? There will be seven years of tribulation that will be really bad here on earth. Not the most encouraging news we could hear. But, there will also be a day when God makes all things new. When Jesus returns and takes us home. When there will be no more tears, or sorrow or pain, no more disease or death. No more evil. For those of us who trust in Jesus and are children of God, it will be a glorious, wonderful occasion when we will be in His presence. That is why we watch. With anticipation. Not with fear, but excitement! Continue reading “Watching for the Day”
Anyone besides me having a hard time having peace in these troubled times? I have been reading scriptures and other articles that we will have peace through Christ and I know it’s true. But, I still struggle with the anxiety of it all. Yes, I still do find peace inside, because I know God is there and he has a plan, as frustrating as it is not knowing what that plan is. I know God loves me and He is by my side even when I don’t feel it. I know that He is always there for me even through this chaos. Even though it seems the world has turned upside down with the virus, the empty shelves at the grocery store, the economy crashing, social distancing and all the bad news on TV, we need to continue reading God’s word and remember His promises and to continue in prayer and to trust in Him. Continue reading “Peace Through Troubled Times”