Being a Symphony of Light

“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” (Hebrews 11:3 NLT) What is the purpose of light? If we gave that some serious thought, I’m sure we could come up with a lot of answers. ButContinue reading “Being a Symphony of Light”

Forgiveness and Transformation

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT) God’s design and desire for us is to become a brand-newContinue reading “Forgiveness and Transformation”

Do You Expect Great Things?

“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!” (Matthew 6:22-23 NLT)Continue reading “Do You Expect Great Things?”

Looking at What’s Left

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”Continue reading “Looking at What’s Left”

What Will Hell Be Like?

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 NLT) Think of one of God’s characteristics that means the most to you. God is good, gracious, compassionate, loving, kind, forgiving, tender-hearted, merciful, just, faithful,Continue reading “What Will Hell Be Like?”

The Christ-Life

“And you are living stones that God is building into His spiritual temple.” (1 Peter 2:5a NLT) As I reflect on some of my posts, the Lord is enabling me to see a couple of things that are critical that I understand. First, I’m not the “judge” of another person’s lifestyle or character. I cannotContinue reading “The Christ-Life”

The Darkness of That Saturday!

“But by the time they were finished the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.” (Luke 23:56b NLT) We, as followers of Jesus, celebrate Good Friday, commemorating the day Jesus died for our sin. And we joyfully worship on Resurrection Sunday, acknowledging Jesus’ victory over death and the grave. But seldomContinue reading “The Darkness of That Saturday!”

When Loves Shines Through

The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.” (John 1:5 The Message) Whether you’re speaking literally or figuratively, darkness can be terrifying, especially if you’re in a place you’ve never been before. When my wife of more than 20 years left me, it was as if the light in myContinue reading “When Loves Shines Through”

What Am I Missing?

“And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!” (Matthew 6:23b NLT) Often as I’ve spoken to someone about their need of Jesus, their recurring theme is one of uncertainty. It’s like they agree with me. . . BUT! So, as I inquire further, the bottom line becomes:Continue reading “What Am I Missing?”