“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
But I’m not even 20!
I chose you to tell My people that they have sinned, and I’m bringing judgment.
They won’t listen to me or respect me!
I chose you.
“They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the LORD, “to deliver you.” Jeremiah 1:19
Tell My people that they will be overcome and go into captivity for 70 years because they have forsaken me and not repented of their wicked ways.
Alas! Lamentations! Jerusalem is lonely. It used to be full of people. Now, the few people it has scavenge for food.
But there is hope!
“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9
Today, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz prisoners. Continue reading Never Forget Auschwitz
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11
When I describe the love of my Mama and Daddy, I talk about Mama sewing beautiful dresses for me while I was growing up. I tell of the time that Daddy stayed up with me into the early morning hours working on an essay I was having trouble with. I tell of their hard work to make the money last through the month, so that we were comfortable.
I know their love for their children when I remember their actions … their self-sacrifices for us. Through their love, I learned what love looks like and how to love others. Continue reading 3 Reasons to Love Others
My grandmother, fondly called Momo, was one of my spiritual mentors. She loved the Lord dearly and loved her Bible. When she died, my mother gave me her Bible.
I pulled her Bible out this morning and read what she had written in the front and back of her Bible. There were quotes from commentaries, notes on books she needed to read, and verses that she wanted to remember.
These are the verses that were important for her to record in her handwriting in her Bible. Continue reading A Grandmother’s 9 Favorite Bible Verses