Unfair Grace

Grace is so unfair.It offers love to the unlovable and provision to the selfish.It gives mercy to the unmerciful and sanctifies the sinful. Grace – offered by a perfect and holy Godto an imperfect and unholy people. Grace – bringing redemption to the sin enslaved andcleansing those encrusted with the scabs of sin. Grace -…

Adorable

Not a word to describe this elderly framedressed in boots for gardening,face flushed with perspiration,crowned by silver hair that has long since lostthe luster of youth. But the four-year-old pixie stoodhead askew,smiling as she made the proclamation.“Adorable.” The gift of the youngto see with the heartrather than the eyes,to proclaim worth and beautywhere the jaded…

Will We Choose Truth?

During the trial of Jesus, Pilate asked, “What is truth?” (John 18:38).  Jesus, the Truth, stood before him. Was Pilate’s question an honest seeking, or was he realizing that the possessions, position, and pride that had formed the foundation of his life to that point were now being seen in the light of Truth and…

Church Bells

Ebbing and flowing in traffic, I barely heard the gentle refrain echoing across the Sunday morning. Surprised by the sound, I tuned my ears to capture notes to fill my soul, but they were wispy, high above my hurried pace. Pushed by the crowd I moved on, the song lost to my heart, bereft at…

Reckless Love

Loved so recklessly by the One Who risked all Heaven for my soul, relinquishing His throne, with glory His due, to walk Earth’s paths of darkness searching for me. Were I the only lost sheep He would have come, cutting through the foliage of sin, climbing the rocks of depravity, to offer Himself for my…

I Want to Love Him So Much

Many years ago during a sermon, Dr. Curtis Hutson made the statement “I want to love Jesus so much that when I look up into Heaven and say ‘I love you’, He’ll look down and say ‘I know’.”  Those words have stuck with me through the years.  To me they speak of showing love rather…

Challenge for Spring

Yesterday it was a speck of green; Today, a proud shoot pushes through the spring loam. After winter’s rest, the bulb seeks the light. No hesitancy in its pursuit, visible to all, it grows toward its goal – a flower. The plant is my challenge to make my quest of light as courageous, my growth…

My God is Faithful and True

Everywhere I look I see confusion – Conflict in the things we say and do. My heart struggles with the music vocalized by voices untrue. Still, my heart hopes in each morning as dawn’s colors shatter the night. In God’s embrace I am covered by grace, His faithfulness is my guiding light. My God is…