Even when you’re right, you can still be wrong.
Perhaps our president is learning about the importance of pipelines.
Here, courtesy of Douglas Yeo, is a recording of Corrie ten Boom’s chapel message at Wheaton College on November 12, 1974. When she left the podium, the assembled students burst into raucous applause.
Corrie, who had asked that students not do this at the end of her message, raced back to the podium, held up her hand, and wagged her finger at the crowd. When everyone quieted down, Corrie said, “Don’t applaud for Corrie ten Boom. Think of Jesus.”
In an article, Yeo states, “Our days of clapping in chapel were over. And our lives were changed.”
When we pretend that God doesn’t exist or doesn’t matter, we don’t thereby dispense with Law. We dispense with Grace.
Don’t sit back and wait for life to happen to you. Or believe me, it will.
One of the worst things you can do is paste a Bible verse on someone’s wound and think the job is done.
I don’t think “existential threat” means what they think it means.
Let this life-changing prayer seep into your spiritual bones today:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
— Eph. 3:14-19
When all reasonable precautions have been taken, the only ones left, by definition, must be unreasonable.