We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us…
O the deep, deep love of JesusVast unmeasured, boundless, freeRolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over meUnderneath me, all around me, is the currentOf Thy loveLeading onward, leading homeward… (Trevor Francis, 1873) I have a couple of photographs to share this Sunday morning. I believe they are related. The first is a Facetime…
Christmas simply does not work on tradition or nostalgia alone. The joy comes from Jesus, and so does the love.
For us - and I believe this is always the case - the balance is tilted toward the positive, to grace, to redemption, the victory of light, and of promise
It's like God has taken Beks and David, kissed them with joy, and poured liquid light into them. The light emanates from every pour as they run and play with such natural ebullience.
I'm not saying I believe the future is necessarily going to be any kind of easy. But I do believe in the one who holds the future, and I believe that my grandson David's generation have so much enthusiasm, and brilliance, and love to give.
Hope is another word for children, isn't it?