Helping Those Who Hurt Intensely, [Compassion]

By John Piper, originally published September 12, 2008   The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Can we learn something from Job’s friends about how to help the hurting? Absolutely. Those first seven days were their golden hour. If they had stopped there they would have been heroes, I think, because they would have shownContinue reading “Helping Those Who Hurt Intensely, [Compassion]”

The Micro and the Macro, by John Piper

Originally dated, July 14, 2008 | By: John Piper  One of the reasons God rarely gives micro reasons for his painful providences, but regularly gives magnificent macro reasons, is that there are too many micro reasons for us to manage, namely, millions and millions and millions and millions and millions. God says things like: TheseContinue reading “The Micro and the Macro, by John Piper”

Joy is Not Optional

“The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.”   –Henry Ward Beecher The last several days have been quite difficult.  I have lived in a separated state with the Lord and that is not anything that I can long tolerate or endure.  I have gone into this periodContinue reading “Joy is Not Optional”

Words of Hope for a Baby Born Blind

Anophthalmia–the condition of being born with no eye tissue–affects about 30 out of 100,000 babies, leaving them irrevocably blind. This is the letter that a pastor wrote to a Christian couple confronted with this tragic reality. R  Dear John and Diane, Last night, as I prayed with Noel, you were heavy on my mind. IContinue reading “Words of Hope for a Baby Born Blind”