Thursday, July 27, 2006

Applying Psalm 62

Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved."

ONLY in God is my soul at rest...He ONLY is my rock. Is this true of my life? I hope the anwer is yes. But if it is, why is my initial reaction to pick up the telephone when something goes wrong. I am thankful for the wonderful people the Lord has placed in my life...but I fear I rely on them too much! He ONLY is my rock. I have no other stronghold. Praise God for His wondrous gift of human relationships...but may it never be said of me that I put my hope or my confidence or my trust in anything other than my great God and King.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Sobering Reminder

"Here's a side to the Christmas story that isn't often told. Those soft little hands, fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb, were made so that nails might be driven through them. Those baby feet, pink and unable to walk, would one day walk up a dusty hill to be nailed to a cross. That sweet infant's head with sparkling eyes and eager mouth was formed so that someday men might force a crown of thorns onto it. That tender body, warm and soft, wrapped in swaddling cloths, would one day be ripped open by a spear. Jesus was born to die."
-John MacArthur