Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beauty Part 1

Do you want to live a beautiful life?

So what kind of life is beautiful? What is your aesthetic?

What is true? What is good? What is beautiful?--

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thy Will Be Done!

Genesis 1:3, "... God said, "Let there be light", and there was light.
Just to sound redundant, What choice did light have? It was spoken into existence. It was perfect, it is still perfect, it will always be perfect. It does not exist apart from being perfect. God was satisfied in its existence. It was a word proclaimed as an expression of the mind and creative power of God; light was an explicit interpretation of the spoken word of God. Light cannot deviate from its existence because the Divine Will declared it to be. There is contained in this phrase the dignity, authority and omnific power of God.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12

Behold, My servant will prosper,

Jesus Christ will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
So Christ's appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.
Thus Christ will sprinkle many nations,
Kings will shut their mouths on account of Jesus Christ;
For what had not been told them they will see,
And what they had not heard they will understand.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

2 Corinthians 5:21

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

A wonderful passage, beautiful in its succinct, grave and profound encapsulation of the entire purpose and message of the cross. It makes no pardon, provides no reasoning, just simply states the fact of the work of Jesus Christ in reconciling the world to God.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I Wonder ...

Is the questioning of faith a denunciation?  Am I guilty of some form of blasphemy by challenging my thoughts with regard to existential fears and placing them in the same context with faith, hope and love? "Thou shall not tempt the Lord, Thy God."

Friday, April 02, 2010

'Just Imagine'

"Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy." F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Cowards are usually seen to have avoided or refused to engage in a confrontation or struggle which has been deemed good or righteous by the wider culture in which they live. On a more mundane level, the label may be applied to those who are regarded as too frightened or overwhelmed to defend their rights or those of others from aggressors in their lives."