Though we are not promised ease of life as we look forward to 2021, we are promised eternal life that gives enduring hope.
The church would look more like heaven if those with intellectual disabilities were fully integrated in the life and ministry of the church.
We do not exist to be used by one another but rather loved by one another.
If God, who fashioned every creature together with His very words, knows and cares about the lowest portion of the animal kingdom, what does that mean for you and me?
Are you willing to lose your life so that someone else could find their life in Jesus?
Worthy caused me to be thankful for pastors, brothers, bosses, coworkers, friends, mentors, family members, and those who champion me on social media who I barely know! God is at work within His church.
I could never ask my African American brothers and sisters to trust that I will fight against systemic racism if I don’t first confess that I have sinned against them, and ultimately against the Lord.
It is not “virtue” for the children of God to speak only of their past failures.
This is the path that looks like insanity to the world. Bearing the sins of one another in daily life, and even if we cannot maintain a relationship any longer, still loving and forgiving those who hurt us.
Do we only recognize that this virus has taken comfort from us? Or do we also look to Jesus and see that He has given us a great gift?