Sandblasted Saints

“Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert.”   Isaiah 43:19 There is nothing that will increase your strength and your character like the wilderness does. It is God’s gym; he works […]

When Losers Are Loved

“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” 1 Corinthians 1:27, NLT God has particular preferences when it comes to peculiar people.  He selectively chooses.  These choices are made up in his mind and heart.  For […]

Drink Up!

Now on the final and most important day of the feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink!  John 7:37,   Amplified The strangeness of this metaphor has never really been resolved in my thinking.  There is one other which strikes me as […]