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Wisdom from an Owl

August 9, 2013

The following is chapter 23 in the children’s series, If They Could Talk, the story of our redemption as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. This is the story of Pentecost in Acts 2. My Friends, His plan seemed so foolish; yet in the end, it was so wise. Who but the Creator God could have authored it? Who but the Creator God could have executed it? A rejected and crucified Messiah rises from the dead, ascends into heaven, and saves the world! Just writing those words sends tingles up my wings. But how would the nations hear this Good…

A Gazing Cow

August 1, 2013

The following is chapter 22 in the children’s series, If They Could Talk, the story of our redemption as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. This is the story of Jesus’ ascension in Luke 24 and Acts 1. My Friends, He was here, He was there; forty days of comings and goings. He would appear; He would vanish—from one location to another. All His disciples saw Him and spoke with Him, so did hundreds of other. Multiple appearances and convincing proof; He was alive and He was here. Then something startling happened. And I saw it with my own two…

A Cat’s Meow

July 25, 2013

The following is chapter 21 in the children’s series, If They Could Talk, the story of our redemption as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. This is the story of Jesus’ resurrection in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20. My Friends, I know there have been many dark days since the Fall; for centuries life outside the Garden has been hard for man and beast. But the days were never darker than those that followed His death. Three days ago hell cheered, and heaven gasped; man’s treason never greater then when he killed the Son of God.…

A Mouse’s Tears

July 19, 2013

The following is chapter 20 in the children’s series, If They Could Talk, the story of our redemption as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. This is the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and death in Matthew 27, Mark 15, Luke 23, and John 19. My Friends, How did it come to this? How did it go so wrong? Passover week began with praises and halleluiahs; it ended with violence and death. I am weary of weeping. I will try and tell the nightmare again. Though I am small, I saw it all. After His triumphal entry, Jerusalem was abuzz. Would…

Weakness Is the Way

July 11, 2013

Using 2 Corinthians J.I. Packer reflects on his experience of weakness and the Christian life in his new book, Weakness Is the Way. For a man of 86 years who has spent over 60 years in Christian ministry, writing, and teaching, I think we might want to stop and listen to what he has to say. Carl Truman commented in his review that, “The book is a devotional gem.” Truman goes on to say, It is also a reminder that perhaps the most important voices in the church are not those of the young and the beautiful, of the middle…