May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power.
I lift up my eyes to the hills-- from where will my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
From Jeremiah 8, "My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me."
He who sits on the throne says. "Look, I am making all things new." He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together.
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
The vineyard of the LORD Almighty is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden of his delight. And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.
"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
"Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?"
Ashtyn was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome. For Tommy and Kara it means parenting a little differently.
Thoughts from John Dear
Music by Lori Chaffer
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