Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Acorns: His faithfulness

Dear children,
These promises of which we speak, they are free gifts to you in Christ.
I need you to hear this, hear it loud and clear--our hope is based on who God is, not on who we are.

We say it every sunday: We are by nature sinful and unclean. Even in tragedy we will discover new depths of our selfishness, doubt, and hatred of God. Ugliness will spew fort as we cry the ugly cry, and it will be mixed with our love and our longing and our faith. 

Do not look to your own heart for assurance, dear children.  You will find the blackest oil mixed in with holy Baptismal water, and it will cause you to fear.

Fear not, children, because our hope is based on Christ and what he has done.  

Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.
Joshua 23:14

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

For God so loved the world He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

I have set the LORD always before me.
       Because he is at my right hand,
       I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
       my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave,
       nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the path of life;
       you will fill me with joy in your presence,
       with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16:8-11

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Between Seasons.

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Emily Cook is a tree-climber, child chaser, author and blogger.  She is a woman growing backward, a mother-child, messy with sin, but rejoicing in the constant love of her Heavenly Father. She lives with her husband and their six children in the arms of the church where he is a pastor.  

1 comment:

  1. The Joshua passage is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing that.


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