Posts from June 2021

Posts from June 2021

No Luck

“I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.” Isaiah 42:8 The old song says, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I would have no luck at all.” Hard-faced reality says, “Actually, you do have no luck at all. Never did. Never will. There is no such thing as ‘luck.’” To put faith in luck is to put faith in an idol. But before we go around leveling…

Only A Breath

“Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath…” Job 7:7 One would think that we are made of stronger stuff; that our existence is more secure. We are born small and weak. But we grow and become strong. Good food and exercise produce results. We are more than physical bodies. We have built up our minds. We sat through classes and read books. We have certificates to prove it. In addition, we have built up relationships. We have…

Changes

The year was 1970. The place was Norfolk, VA. He was a Sailor with a young family. His face brightened as he talked about his plans for retirement. He would use the training the Navy had given him and return to his hometown to open a TV repair shop. Years later, the day after his retirement ceremony, he went right back through the same gate he had used for years, to basically the same job as before. But now, as…

D-Days

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). June 6th always brings to memory the Allied invasion upon the shores of Normandy in 1944. But there were many D-Days in WWII. It was a common designation for a major planned attack— and there were many such attacks. But the attack on that French coast was of special importance, and we should not diminish its value. It did not end the…