Angels adore holiness or sulk in the shadow of revolts ruin (Isaiah 14:12-14). Purity of worship is the angel’s salvation (Revelations 5:11). Impurity in worship their damnation (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6). Created before the lapse of time; repentance, forgiveness, and love’s redemption remain the mystery of infinite wonder to their immortal mind. While mortality … Continue reading Astonishing Angels
Have you ever played the game where you analyze a photo and discern all the discrepancies and incongruities within the picture? Do you detect a seemingly glaring defect within the scenario that is depicted in Numbers 14:32-33 when the Lord proclaims the consequences to the unbelieving Israelites who refused to follow the Lord into the … Continue reading What’s Wrong With This Picture?
“Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel...”, the Lord said to Moses in Numbers 13:1. After spying out the land for forty days, their reviews on a travel site would have looked like the following: “It flows with milk and honey.” [5 stars] “Lots … Continue reading Wonderer or Wanderer?
The hiss lingers like a ringing in my ear, as Eden’s same infamous disruptor rattles off, “you will be like God (Genesis 3:5).” But, as the hiss dissolves into an allotted meditation, I come to a clearer impression of the world’s upside-down standards. Lost to the barrage of organized chaos our lives appear at times … Continue reading 2 Lost Words
Infinity, is it really as tangible as hair and sand? Psalm 40:12-13 For troubles without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me. LORD, be pleased to rescue me, hurry to help me, LORD. Psalm 139:17-18 … Continue reading Grasping Infinity
What ruptured thoughts can jolt the private conscience like the statement “Put my name on it.” Expectations creep into the array of outcomes. Words like reputation, motivation, venture, risk, incentive, and confidence echo to convey a synonym-like appeal. The phrase is similar to an English idiom “I’ll imprint with my ten fingers.” The point is … Continue reading Put My Name On It
What is the aim of prayer? Secure a blessing? Take up a holy confidence? Make a petition? Delight in God? If a maxim of prayer is “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you,” then persistence is implied (Matthew 7:7). I am … Continue reading Prayer’s Known Unknowns
With summer approaching, the days are hot. Getting reprieve in a cold swim hole is like the welcoming of a friend you have not seen in years, refreshing! The kids (7,5,3) and I (really?) needed to disentangle from routine. A short drive deposited us at our destination. As we meandered along the hiking trail the … Continue reading Wisdom’s Kaleidoscope
I love walking. I love conversation. Walking is perfectly designed for conversation. A communion of sorts. Walks become a release for sorting out things, a putting in order for what would otherwise remain scattered thoughts sown into the reality of life’s circumstances. Thoughts, which in content, are sometimes trivial, sometimes deep, at times weighty, while … Continue reading Boots made for Walking
(PART 2 of 2): A continuation of Purity’s Caveat: “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;” – Psalm 19:8 Where else can we find such confidence in what is filtered from all impurities? There is a 'fountain of living water' from which … Continue reading Purity’s Conscience