Monday, December 8, 2008

How do they do it???

I think those incredibly talented writers at RZIM must have been following me around the past couple of weeks. Well, not really. I think it is just God. Let me rephrase that. It must be the sovereign God of the universe who cares and knows exactly what we all need working through His people for His people. With impeccable timing.

Isn't it amazing how that happens? We think the sermon/devotional/magazine article, etc. was written just for us. Meanwhile, hundreds, maybe thousands, or tens of thousands, or perhaps even millions, depending on the medium, of people are saying the same things as the listen to, read or watch the message. We are not unique. The Gospel is for us all. Amen!!
Hope you enjoy these devotionals.

12/08/2008Awakenings
Excerpt:

"If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep" (1 Corinthians 15:19-20). Like children waking to consciousness, we shall one day forever wake to life and true humanity. Something in us knows that Christ is near, right at the door, longing to show us even now. Might he find us ready this Advent for something new and something we have known all along.

12/05/2008Beautiful Foolishness
Excerpt:

“For God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are” (1 Corinthians 1:27-28). It is indeed difficult to explain why at the heart of the Christian narrative there is a child, why God would answer the dark silence of 400 years with the cry of a displaced and homeless infant, why God would take on the weakness of humanity in an attempt to reach humanity with power.

12/03/2008Far Away From Home
Excerpt & Quote:

“The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, who look forward to something greater to come. For these, it is enough to wait in humble fear until the Holy One himself comes down to us, God in the child in the manger. God comes. The Lord Jesus comes. Christmas comes. Christians rejoice!” -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

12/02/2008Waiting Expectantly

12/01/2008"Stay Awake!"

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