God – reaching down to us, raising us up to him

"Part your heavens, Lord, and come down ... Reach down your hand from on high" (Psalm 144:5,7). This is Good News for sinners. It's not about us - reaching up to God. It's about God - reaching down to us. We try to raise ourselves up - and we fail, again and again. When God reaches …

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A new song …

'Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today”' (Mark 5:26). Jesus was special. He was very different from the religious leaders of his day. Jesus changed people. He brought them closer to God. He inspired them. "He put a new song in my mouth, …

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Very important people – but the Word of the Lord didn’t come to any of them … !

"In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— 2 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness" (Luke 3:1-2). Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate ... They …

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Above and beyond our life on earth …

"Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,  which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore" (Psalm 125:1-2). Everything about our life on earth says to us, "Nothing lasts forever." When we lift up our eyes above and beyond our life on earth, we see something …

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