If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness." Jeremiah 31:3 Dear one,  if I could tell you just one thing, it would be this: GOD. LOVES. YOU. GOD: Yes, there is one. Perhaps you already know Him or perhaps you have wondered. When one looks at a freshly baked cake, no one ever says it “just happened.” There was bound to be a baker—who mixed ingredients just so, in a certain order, in specific amounts, and popped it in an oven for a specific number of minutes. In the same way, the more we examine the intricacies of the human eye or the beauty of a sunrise or the […] Read more »

And None of Us Knows ...

We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be. Psalm 74:9 Sometimes life is hard. Well, actually, lots of times life is hard. The news reports one crisis after another and the future can look dim. On a personal level, several dear ones in my life are going through really hard times: cancer, infertility, divorce, broken relationships, and more. My heart aches for each individual, and I remember times when my own heart felt like a frozen tundra with no sight of warmth or life or hope. It seemed like winter would last forever. You know one of the hardest things about hard times? Not knowing how long it will last. Yeah. Asaph, the […] Read more »

Actually Knowing God

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NIV, emphasis mine) It still stuns me. The One who created the Universe, who holds the stars in His hands ... wants to know me. According to Jeremiah 9:23-24, God thinks the most important thing about me is that I possess the understanding to know Him. He values that ability more than any wisdom, strength or riches […] Read more »