On September 11, 2001, our nation was attacked by a group of terrorists. Many lost their lives and many firefighters, police officers, and other rescue workers sacrificed their lives to save that of another. Memorials have been made in honor of those who gave their lives “lest we forget” them and the sacrifices that were made.
How easy it is for us to forget. We forget promises that were made and never kept. Continue reading
I’m not sure there is any greater grief than what a parent feels at the loss of a child. I cannot speak from personal experience, and I know I cannot even begin to understand this pain. This is not an experience with which most parents expect to deal. If you have gone through this trial, there is no greater One that understands your loss than our heavenly Father. He gave His only begotten Son. He realized the fullness of this agony when His Son died the cruelest death in the history of mankind. Continue reading
Jim Elliot said,
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.
We have no control over the power of death. For some, life is short. I was reminded recently of several young lives that seemed to end much too soon. As much as we may seek to extend life through medicine and healthy living, it is ultimately in the hands of the Lord. Continue reading
One day a young college student walked into a church in the town of the university he had just begun attending. As he started to sit down, the lady in the pew behind him leaned forward and said, “Oh no, you can’t sit there! That is Mrs. I-shall-not-be-moved’s seat.” The student quickly picked up his Bible and made his way to the other side of the auditorium. As he began sitting down for the second time, a young girl turned around and stated, “Oh, that’s Mr. Pew-warmer’s seat.” The student finally found a seat and sat down. As the last prayer was being said, he skirted around the people and out the door never to return.