Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
“ For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. After this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me.“
Inerrancy of Scripture
Whereas inspiration concerns the origin of the Bible’s authority, inerrancy describes its nature. By inerrancy we refer not only to the Bible’s being “without error” but also to its inability to err (we might helpfully illustrate this point by comparing it to the distinction between Jesus’ sinlessness or being without sin, on the one hand, and his impeccability or inability to sin on the other). Inerrancy, positively defined, refers to a central and crucial property of the Bible, namely, its utter truthfulness.
Friday, February 3, 2023
We know that the whole creation has been groaningas in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth;
for the Lord has spoken:
“Children have I reared and brought up,
but they have rebelled against me.
3 The ox knows its owner,
and the donkey its master's crib,
but Israel does not know,
my people do not understand.”
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,
He brings the princes to nothing;
He makes the judges of the earth, useless.
In the hollow of his hand,
Measured Heaven with a span,
And calculated the dust of the earth
In a measure? Weighted the mountains
In scales and the hills in a balance?
He drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hate me,
For they were too strong for me.
Sunday, December 25, 2022
|Crystal Michelle Fallin |
Snow Maiden, St. Augustine Nutcracker Ballet 1997
The Snow Maiden
In the Magical Kingdom
Of the Land of Snow;
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Sunday, November 20, 2022
But as it is written:
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for
those who love Him."
1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Revelation 3:20 NIV
Friday, November 18, 2022
O LORD, how manifold are Your works!
O LORD my God, You are very great:
But, beloved, do not forget
God who made the world and everything in it,
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me."
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."