I’d see the arrow. I’d think about attitude and perception. Maybe the green arrow on the ceiling is to Muslims as the KJV in the Motel 6 nightstand is to Christians.
Evidence is of no longer consequence when hope enters the fray, and this is where faith is born-a seemingly abundant commodity certain powerful organizations feed on fervently, if not lavishly.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
If you are longing for something more than the hit-and-run relationship cycle, something beautiful and meaningful in your life, then I’m going to lay it on the line. You must let go of the captain’s position in your life and trust Him. You must give up the little you’re hanging on to now to gain something infinitely greater. You must let go of the helm and let Him lead.
The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call “ourselves,” to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time be “good.
When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world – no matter how imperfect – becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love.
Our species is angry on a deep level. We know something has been wrong for a long time. We are tired of being thrown the scraps. This is primal, guttural; the scream of an exhausted humanity who will not take no for an answer.
In Jesus the performance pendulum stops – both the pride of success and the despair of failure are absorbed by grace.
Don’t think of God in terms of forms, because forms are limited and God is unlimited.
Every Christian who studies history can only grieve over the atrocities that have been committed in the name of God by people who refuse to follow His ways.