From the blog this week: Weeping, Longing, and Resurrection.
“A young man from our sports ministry lost one of his legs in the Colombo explosion. A neighbor couple of ours and their daughter died, and their young son is in the hospital. As far as we know, there is one former Youth for Christ clubber who died in Colombo.”
“Then one day she called and said, ‘Meet me at the coffee shop today. We need to talk.’ I arrived first, ordered my coffee, and sat down at a table near the window. I watched Ranelle turn into the parking lot and get out of her car. She had a stack of books in her arms. She entered the coffee shop, plopped the books down on the table in front of me, and said, ‘We’ve got to do something about your bitterness.'”
The story of Horatio Spafford who wrote “It Is Well.” Thankful that the Lord can use “crooked pencils writing straight by grace alone.”
Highlighting the need to pour deep truths into our kids and make disciples.
“Sometimes the temptation is to think Doctrine, in general, is just stuff for the head, for the academics, for those in institutions. In the church though, we’re about the heart.
Well, the biblical authors would strongly disagree.”
“The reality is that the world loves the darkness. Like a cockroach that loves the darkness and freaks out when it is exposed to the light, the world hates the light and wants to hide.”