Grace and peace to you today.
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(Yesterday on the blog: Are You a Peacemaker or a Troublemaker?)
“‘We say against the powers of darkness and the powers of hell, ‘On this day—this day that God has made—we will rejoice and be glad,’’ Second Presbyterian Church pastor and TGC Council member George Robertson told hundreds gathered at the funeral service for 34-year-old Eliza Fletcher this morning.” I’m sure you’ve heard of the horrific death of Eliza Fletcher…
I appreciated Colin Smith’s thoughts on leadership lessons from the life of Queen Elizabeth. “The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has unleashed a tidal wave of admiration and affection in Britain and around the world. Why does the Queen have such a special place in the hearts of so many? Why has her life had such an influence for good?” (Related: this is an interesting video of world media responding to the news of her death.)
“With the death of Queen Elizabeth II the United Kingdom and a watching world are preparing for a lot of royal pageantry. It’s a pageantry that comes with a lot of history and even a little bit of theology.” This article explains how that’s true for the Anglican Church and the Church of Scotland.
A little while ago Todd Friel invited me to “break bread” with him while we conversed about Nick. That video has just been released.
“Some nights I am Jacob, wrestling with God. On the edge of fear and despair, at the end of himself, alone, desperate, he realizes the shadowy figure he is wrestling with is God Himself. I feel Jacob’s desperation: I won’t let you go unless you bless me!”
“What is the Bible to you? A collection of helpful stories? A book of ancient wisdom? Do you think it contains God’s word to us?” These are awfully important questions.
The burden of responsibility is light compared to the burden of insufficiency, inability, or just plain failure.
It so often happens that in prayer we are really saying, “Thy will be changed,” when we ought to be saying, “Thy will be done.” The first object of prayer is not so much to speak to God as to listen to Him.—William Barclay