I've been thinking about light…

Part 2 | In an introduction to the song I Can Only Imagine, Wynonna Judd shared advice that her mother, Naomi, gave her… “Let them see your brokenness. Let them see the cracks in your armor—that’s how the light gets out!” As a believer, we are instructed to put on armor in Ephesians 6 but how novel to think that the manifestation of the light of God would flow through cracks in that armor!

I've been thinking about hymns...

I have been attending a church where we sing hymns—all the verses—every Sunday. Singing hymns has reminded me that praising Jesus has been a part of the heritage of the church since its inception. Have you ever wondered what public worship was like in the first century? In 1 Timothy 3:16, we get an accurate peek. Paul quotes the words of a well-known first century hymn.

I've been thinking about abundance...

There are plenty of plot twists in life and this verse addresses a particularly painful one—the presence of enemies! The Bible does not flinch about the possibility that we can make enemies who are grimly determined to threaten us—make our lives miserable—and even want to end us! But, wonder of wonders, even in this dark circumstance, our Good Shepherd is preparing an even brighter hope.