Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
This is, as we know, what Jesus said was His identity. His job description of sorts. He would do this, for us. We can pray this into the world of students today, knowing confidently He will do this. At Virginia Tech, in your family, at your campus, in whatever your "world" is today.
Today is "the favorable year of the Lord". He wants to place around us "a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning,..that He might be glorified."
Monday, April 16, 2007
On a note of something good out there...I lost my wallet today. I probably left it on top of the car. Wallets do not make good car ornaments, in case you ever try it. I didn't even know it was gone until Eddie found it, called our house and told me he had all the contents that he found by the side of the road. Except for the wallet and the emergency $50 I have stuffed in a side pocket. So, I got all my stuff back tonight, right before leaving for a trip to CA this week. Though I wonder if he kept the $50. Thanks Eddie for not charging all my credit cards.
Friday, April 13, 2007
And speaking of changing the world...It seems the NT example of spreading the gospel could be something like this: It takes a disciple (or two..."go in pairs") to reach a village. Have we turned this around? It takes a village (of Christians) to make a disciple (or two)?
I could go get some of that bad dog food just to make sure I outlast Freckles, but that would be cheating, and I wouldn't experience the thrill of victory. (Finally found that picture of him.)
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Just seeing one life change is hard. (Especially my own.) But seeing a life change, one person coming to Christ, becoming a true follower of Jesus, is a miracle. Now multiply that by thousands and millions so that homes and towns and cultures and societies and nations change. Wow. So, it's all miraculous, it's all hard work, but it just takes a lot longer to do something that includes the whole world. I just figured this out yesterday. Now I'm a genius. Consider yourself enlightened.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
By the time I finished, I was in tears, just barely choking out the final phrases. What He has done for us is described, yet is indescribable. You realize you are tasting a bit of the fullness of what transpired as God has reached out to claim us as His own. That God would die for His creation is so unthinkable, unimaginable. The torturous cruelty makes it even more so. And yet, we experience this grace, His grace, each day. And “he will sprinkle many nations” with His sacrifice of body and blood.
And tomorrow, it culminates with the Empty Tomb. Resurrection. Life. Freedom. Hope.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
The picture you are seeing is approximately 1/8 of the room we'll be in this summer at CM2007. Let's just say it would also be a nice home for a couple of 747's.
Cross Cultural event of the week - While in Busan, I ate breakfast at our hotel with about 100 Indonesian sailors. They were very serious or tired. I did not try to get a picture with them. Plus we had french fries for breakfast. That didn't seem very Korean. Also, that's not the same blue shirt I was wearing in my Profile picture on the right, in case you are wondering. I have 2 blue shirts.