Aug 28 2009

The God of Hope

“Are we there yet?”
How many times have these words echoed through the car as the family treks toward the beach, amusement park or other anxiously anticipated destination?

How many times have we repeated the same words in our minds as we long to make up lost time; as we long to overcome a particular habit or sin; as we seek to reach a life goal?

Maybe you don’t care, at the moment, about “arriving,” you would simply like some relief.

Life is often difficult and sometimes hope is lost or postponed.

The world is experiencing continuous and very rapid change. As a result, our lives are in flux. Suffering surrounds us, a feeling of dread hangs in the air, many people are hurting. Politicians offer empty promises, leaders lack vision, frustration and fear mounts.

But there is a God and He offers us hope.

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Aug 16 2007

Avoiding Sonblock


While vacationing at the beach the other day, I noticed how differently people position themselves in relation to the sun. Many hide from the sun, scrambling to get under umbrellas and  to relax in chairs, others stretch out on towels welcoming the full force of the sun’s rays on their bodies, and others enjoy swimming to escape the sun’s heat. Most, if not all, have made use of some manner of sunblock or sunscreen to protect them from destructive UV rays.

The sun will change your skin – so caution is required.

The Son will change your life – please, take no caution with Him. 

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