Far as the Curse Is Found

My husband, David, and I bought burial plots this week. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound very Christmassy. It’s not the kind of shopping most people are busy with this time of year. Perhaps it seems a bit grim to be thinking about and even preparing for death during...

Replacing the Shadows

Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. (Hebrews 8:1–2) The point of the book of...

赤ちゃんを願う木

クリスマスツリーを飾り付け「赤ちゃんを願う木」と名づけました。私たち夫婦は、4年以上も前から養子縁組を望んでいました。今年のクリスマスこそ、子どもを迎えたいのです。私は毎朝、ツリーの前で祈りました。ところが12月21日、それは不可能だと知らされました。私はツリーの前にたたずみました。これは神の備えの象徴です。疑念が心をかすめます。神は今も変わらず良いお方だろうか、私は何か間違いを犯したのだろうか、と…。...

Know Who You Are Not

Many of the problems that plague us as Christians begin with misplaced identity. We forget who we are as chosen, purchased, and commissioned children of God, and think of ourselves primarily through the lens of something else — success at work, the well-being of our...

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

You were made for friendship with God. God does not just want us to know about him; he wants us to know him — and to experience his friendship. Jonathan Edwards urges us to “Let it be [our] first love to enter into an everlasting friendship with Christ that never...

Why Jesus Came

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong...

Why Jesus Came

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong...

Why Jesus Came

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong...

Why Jesus Came

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong...