Monday, April 09, 2007

The Meaning of Luke 18: 17

While enjoying our precious two-year-old granddaughter on Easter, I was strongly reminded of the meaning of Luke 18: 17:

"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Her wholehearted joy at hunting plastic Easter eggs and eating chocolate bunnies...

Her absolute, unquestioning trust in her parents and grandparents...

And... bestill my heart... her sweetness when, for the first time, she folded her little hands and joined her family in prayer before Easter dinner.

At the end of Ron's prayer, she smiled impishly and shouted at the top of her lungs, "AMEN!!!"

Yes, God, I hear you... the faith of a little child!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


By the grace of God, He is risen.

By the grace of God, mankind has hope for salvation.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Of Losing and Saving

No particular reason to post this biblical passage, other than I picked up my Bible, and it fell open to this page. And the passage leapt out at me...

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said:
"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?"
--- Mark 8: 34-36