Posts from September 2021

Posts from September 2021

Famine

“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD” (Amos 8:11). We have heard about famines. We have seen the pictures of emaciated adults and small children whose bones seem to show through their skin. We feel sorry for such people. The Bible mentions many famines. We are told: “Now there was a…

The Tie That Binds

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:2-6 The famous poem declares, “No man is an island.” We…

We Remember (Patriot’s Day)

We Remember “Remember my chains.” Colossians 4:18 In a famous poem, Rudyard Kipling repeated the warning to his British countrymen, “Lest we forget—lest we forget.” On the anniversary of a day when terror struck from the skies, it would be well for Americans to heed that warning. It may be disturbing to learn there are some who do not remember the day when planes full of passengers were used as weapons to target buildings full of people. But we remember.…

Praying for Sodom

Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it” (Genesis 18:23,24)? When we think of days that brought death and destruction, 9-11 and New York City might come to mind. So might Pearl Harbor on a December 7th. Yet neither compares to the…