LAVISH LOVE: How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (I John 3:1 NIV)

Archive for March, 2012

Lead On!

Two thoughts from my reading this week managed to stick with my menopausal memory.Image

First, from the 1800s hymn titled “Lead On, O King Eternal”: And holiness shall whisper the sweet amen of peace. Someday, Holiness will whisper that sweet amen, and those redeemed by the blood will bow in eternal gratitude.

Second, an RC Sproul quote provided by Francis Chan in the first chapter of “Crazy Love”: “Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.”

Only a holy, majestic, all-powerful God can bring peace to our sin-soaked, hate-filled, greed-motivated planet. “I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, the home of God is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.’ And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making all things new!'” Revelation 21:3-5a (NLT)

Come, Lord Jesus!

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Earth vs. Heaven

Image“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. As for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge.” Psalm 73:25, 26, 28

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