God has given us Christ, and we have hope, knowing we can meet God in a place of mercy.
I have found it really effective when talking to someone who is angry to say, “You sound angry about this,” or “I can hear that this is making you feel angry.” This gives the other person permission to be angry; an emotion that so many of us shy away from as if it is contagious.
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!
David was a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13: 22). He saw more as God does.
Our trust is in our “forever” Lord and in our “everlasting” rock.
I remind myself to take time to stop and wait; and I will see the Mighty One’s goodness in my day.
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.
This is a time of plentiful opportunities to share the love of Christ with others.
Comfort one another, the day is fast approaching.
God has a never-ending supply of power.