So what will we have? A God of justice? Or a God love and mercy? If justice then surely our wickedness will be captured in the judgement that is to come to the world. If mercy then we must be reserved to idea that injustice will exist into perpetuity.
John 1:16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. Eventually every well no matter how popular or how useful will run dry. To those people who depend on the the well it can be devastating once it no longer yields water. A dry well can cause people to travel miles for … Continue reading Unending Favor: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 9 of 14)
Philippians 2:6-7 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. What a thought to be not only in the presence of God but also to be one with Him in nature … Continue reading A New Nature: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 7 of 14)
Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Jesus' name, meaning God saves, was a constant reminder to those around him of his ultimate purpose. He lived out this purpose to the fullest. From the constant reminder of the inadequate nature of … Continue reading Person and Purpose: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 6 of 14)
Matthew 4:16 the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned Here we read of the promised light that was to come to coastal lands of Israel. These were some of the furthest points away from … Continue reading Light in the Darkness: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 5 of 14)
Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. God has used many mediums in order … Continue reading A New Way to Speak: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 4 of 14)
Stories meant to explain away the truth of Jesus' resurrection
There grace removes my burdens
and heaps them on thy Son
...Hate and heart break all were forgot there; we always woke, we never got there.