God’s grace is so beautiful to me; it’s like a compassionate father running to welcome his prodigal son home and wrapping him in arms of uncondemning love, where willfulness and shame disappear.
I think God is waiting for us to hold on to His grace in such a way that the world can see a fuller display of His compassion and love.
I vividly remember the day my father became a committed Christian. I helped him remove all the bottles of alcohol from the entertainment bar in our basement, and then we dumped them onto the ground in the backyard. I was a young boy, but that moment with him made a deep impression on me.
God’s longing desire and goal for human history have been to find a receptive people whose faces are turned towards Him, offering the world a reflection of Jesus.
One can read the commandments as enforced rules that must be obeyed, or one can read them as facilitating a relationship with God—as His commitment to engaging with us to help us see Him as not only our sovereign but also our savior, lover and friend.
There is something fascinating and wonderful about rainbows. Their colors hold great beauty and promise.
Considering the direction our world is headed, an impending flood-like crisis doesn’t sound far-fetched. How can we escape the coming catastrophe? When will God finally act? What hope do we have?
Jesus’ parables are more than just nice stories. Everyone should engage with and learn from them, as they are just as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago. They even speak to the struggles of modern times, especially to the divides we face today.
I have encountered many authoritative Christians who seek to control people and situations by strictly adhering to rules, demanding the “right” answers, and correcting those who…