Sometimes we’re tempted to divert our faith away from the true God who comes to us with flesh and blood. We’re tempted to turn to some abstract imaginary force somewhere in the universe that does things from time to time. But that’s not the God we’re looking for.
Love is primarily God’s action for mankind. Love is manifest in the gift of Jesus. And the focal point of Jesus is His death and resurrection for the forgiveness of our sins. This is love. This is God. This is Gospel.
In Christ, I know that ultimately even my dour predictions of the disappointing ends of things will be redeemed.
I have a hope. It is a deep, abiding hope born out of trust in one Person. That person is Jesus Christ.
At the Lutheran grade school that I attended as a child, there were times of the year when each class would get to participate in chapel. When I was in second grade, I was called upon to read 1 Peter 5:6-7: Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, …
God truly does work all things together for our good, for there is only one inevitable outcome of it all.