Friday, April 8, 2016

* Faith sees the Savior

"Be strong in the Lord and in His great power." Ephesians 6:10

I stand a few feet from a mirror and see the face of a man who failed...who failed his Maker.


I promised I wouldn't, but I did. I was quiet when I should have been bold. I took a seat when I should have taken a stand. If this were the first time, it would be different. But it isn't. How many times can one fall and expect to be caught?

Your eyes look in the mirror and see a sinner, a failure, a promise-breaker. But by faith you look in the mirror and see a robed prodigal bearing the ring of grace on your finger and the kiss of your Father on your face.

Your eyes see your faults.

Your faith sees your Savior.

Your eyes see your guilt.

Your faith sees His blood.

- Max Lucado, Grace for the moment, April 8th

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday, December 24, 2015

* "Come, follow me" - Jesus

"Someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.”

He said to another person, “Come, follow me.”The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.”

Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.” But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.”

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