I started this post about 4 weeks ago, prior to covid-19 taking its effect in our nation. I find it relevant to where we are today. When fear and uncertainty shows up, people resort to their old habits of coping. Why? Because we want to control the situation. I call it indulging our insecurities. Insecurity [...]
In all the chaos and imposed distancing, we can find solace. We can find growth. We can restore relationship.
Restore our vision for the things of God.
Sometimes, death must come before life.
Finding promise in the pruning and beauty in bearing burdens.
We all find ourselves in the fire at times. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found themselves in such a place. The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, had invaded Jerusalem and these 3 young men found themselves captive. And the commander assigned them new names. Hananiah became Shadrach, Mishael became Meshach, and Azariah became Abed-nego (Dan. 1:1-7). These [...]
Victim = one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent. Joseph. A 17 year old kid, hated by his brothers. His father's favorite son, which undoubtedly, played into the hatred and jealousy the others felt for him. I know, I know. I just blogged about Joseph a week ago. [...]