There are some verses that we find ourselves going repeatedly going back to. They are very effective weapons against Satan, and they help in anchoring our faith in the midst of storms of doubt. There are several of them that are precious to our family, and I will share some of the others in later posts. Today, I want to share the tremendous implications of this section of Scripture
Today India celebrates its Independence Day. 70 years ago on August 15th 1947, India was formally released from British domination. India has always been deeply religious, and its National Anthem reflects this. Jesus is the God who is described in this prayer, although the poet Nobel prize winner Rabindranath Tagore did not realize it. Below, I have broken down this translation along with corresponding verses in the Bible ascribing these attributes to Jesus.
Twenty five years have come and gone……we were young and so in love! Today, looking back we see that by God’s grace alone do we stand…….Jesus walks before us leading the way. Blind and foolish we have wavered and faltered…….but with God’s bright light, our path was illumined and bettered. We’ve hurt each other through… Continue reading Silver Anniversary Thoughts
John 3:16 states: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Who is this person who died for us? I am going to do a quick survey of the Bible to see. In the beginning was the Word, and… Continue reading Golden Calf Anyone?
A story is told of a prince who wants to marry a real princess, but is having difficulty because there are many pretenders who are in fact not princesses at all. One stormy night a young woman drenched with rain seeks shelter in the prince’s castle, claiming to be a princess….Continue reading Race, Caste and Class
Babies are eagerly awaited and treasured and parental love grows from the very beginning. But what do you do when God chooses to start your family by giving you a broken, hurting, traumatized 6 year old to love and care for as your own son? Well, Dad and I thought that love and fresh air would… Continue reading Mom’s Address to Her Adopted Son on His Wedding Day
Yes, we can support children in orphanages – and orphanages do have their place. However when we choose adoption, it becomes a beautiful reflection of the very nature of God Himself, and stands as a testament of the gospel to a watching world! If God has loved us so much that He became our Father, how can we stop at less? We can step out boldly … Continue reading Is Choosing to Adopt Going Too Far?
I want to share with you a story about love, grace, and a new life in Jesus! I was born in India. You may not know this, but there are millions of children running the streets of India not going to school…
Continue reading Twice Adopted!
So what is Lent? People often associate it to a 40 day period where they give up something. That’s partly correct but over time the true meaning of lent has been changed. Lent is the time spent in preparation for Easter. Easter, which everyone knows, is about Jesus’ resurrection from the dead….not the Easter Bunny.… Continue reading The Meaning of Lent