"The infant drew their souls in like moths to a flame. It captivated with its quiet; it beckoned with its shallow breaths, soft and simple, like the raising and lowering of a monarch’s wings at the end of a long migration. And it was a migration. God had come south to stay, down from the unsearchable northern Alps of divinity."
In my latest book project, I’ve been studying and writing about how Jesus saw people. Jesus perceived a light in others (Matt. 9:10-13)—even in the darkest characters—that he went to brighten. He saw something in them worth redeeming. What was it? The short answer is the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27). A Dense but Pressing Question But what does […]
As someone who struggles with anxiety and has written much on the topic, I get this question a lot. It’s a good one, and I want to set out an answer to it that I believe is biblical and sensitive to sufferers. The difficulty is in giving such a personal question a general response. So, […]
We long for suffering to last only for a second, a minute, an hour at most. No matter how unrealistic the expectation, we prolong it. But the truth is that deep suffering lasts days, weeks, months, seasons, even years. The longer we live, the more acquainted we become with it. And how we meet it […]
Everyone’s a farmer. We’re always sowing and reaping, planting and harvesting, putting down seeds and taking up crops. We just do so with our thoughts, words, and actions. That was Paul’s sentiment in Galatians 6:7-9. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to […]
Lies always lead us places. We might think of them as mere tricks, but they’re more than that. They are paths. Paths always take us somewhere. And if Satan’s great lie is that God isn’t always and everywhere present, where is that taking us in our relationships? Identity and Presence Satan’s great lie has a […]
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