David suggests he would not have made it through had his hope and vision been anything less than galvanized in Our Heavenly Father’s promises to redeem and restore His creation.
Light in the Bible has come to represent something more profound than natural light. Unlike natural light—which will give us a sunburn if we get too much—we can never get too much of the true light.
No matter how bleak, barren and forlorn your life may appear, God has plans to redeem you and make you blossom.
It can be scary to open up—what if they say I’m crazy to believe in the Bible? What if they make fun of me? What if they laugh? What if they unfriend me?
Years ago I began expanding my own concluding benediction remarks. The process has been enjoyable and thought-provoking for me.
Our Father Himself, creator of heaven and earth, is leading the way to victory.
If we had in our possession the known components of a vaccine for this virus, would we not be shouting it from the rooftops?
God has given us Christ, and we have hope, knowing we can meet God in a place of mercy.
Do we get too focused on what others (like the seven churches) are doing well or doing poorly? Let’s not lose sight of the beautiful promises to all those who overcome!
If the Noah story were a parable about baskets or fish or coins or sheep, we would not miss the point. We would naturally draw out lessons of abundance.