This sign stops cars. Covid-19 stops people. As you’re stopped, pause and consider:
Just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people (Hebrews 9:27-28).
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16 bold mine).
You can pray, believing.
We are small. Our earth is the white dot at the ten o’clock position between Saturn’s bright main rings and the thinner grey-brown ring.
I ask, “What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention (Job 7:17)?”
I wonder why when, “I call to God, he hears my voice (from Psalm 55:16-17).”
And then I remember, “God is love. . . . For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (1 John 4:16; John 3:16).”
Photo credit: Infrared, visible and ultraviolet light by the Cassini Imaging Team at NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.
We recently heard about Abdullah who was put in prison for his faith in Jesus. He lost his family, his home, and his job because he chose to believe, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).”
He sent us this message: “Tell the churches in America that I am praying for them.”
Thank you, dear brother. We are inspired by your story and encouraged by your prayers.
On May 16, 2017, a beloved friend passed into eternity. We miss her. A lot.
Yet we know she is with the Lord.
How can we be so certain?
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13).
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal live (John 3:16).
. . . that He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
O Lord, I am astonished at the difference
between my receivings and my deservings,
between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I merit.
Who made me to differ, but You?*
*adapted from The Valley of Vision, p.8, edited by Arthur Bennett.