Faith

EC19608F-2DE2-43F8-995E-54E2D0400741“He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Faith
Today it is gorgeous in the mountains of Virginia; and, as I sit on my deck and look at a view similar to the above painting by my daughter ( http://www.sincerelysarahstudios.com ), I reflect on my own Faith and how much it has grown and still needs to grow. Truly just as a tiny mustard seed grows with the proper environment over time to be a huge plant, our Faith can grow so strong over time that nothing is impossible.

Paradise

4F79B00D-1F5B-4AD7-B60B-CBDD25976BB6“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.””
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Paradise
As humans, some days will be dark and dreary.  I know that as I pass through the years, there are many great times, but naturally there are bad times as well. We have to take them as they come and know that we are being prepared for Paradise, where every moment is perfectly Divine. When you are assured of this destiny, bad times are more tolerable.

Hot Air

336611E8-1443-41A1-9C55-4F8B138E4F85“But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall exult, for the mouths of liars will be stopped.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭63:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬

 

In our society today, the “hot air balloons” are sailing high.
Out of so many mouths comes “hot air”. There are numerous people who are full of hot air! (full of beans, full of bull, full of it; full of prunes)
We have come to expect lies, exaggerations, and nonsense—just check out our media. Sadly, we behave as if there are no consequences; but, each lie empowers the evil one. Standing for the truth and what is right may be tough sometimes and may lead to persecution, but the end results are blissful.

Power of Prayer

2F987E0F-6304-4426-BA12-866024D35B2B“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The power of prayer has been declared in The Bible and demonstrated in clinical trials. Obviously this world in which we live is broken in so many ways and we need to pray harder than ever before that God will continue to guide us on our journey and deliver us from evil.

Jubilation Day

61FD324B-439C-4BA2-94EB-CC495F70A9DB“But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭68:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Jubilation Day
Most of us fear death. One of my patients this week expressed this fear very directly and solemnly. Even though I am an oncologist, hearing her caused me to pause and remember what is most important in life is Faith and knowing that indeed fear is not from God. Death for the righteous shall be Jubilation Day.

Good Friday

A7CF667C-0AF1-4FCB-9071-915AC5DC197AFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good Friday
My son (and daughters) means the world to me; so, I cannot imagine sacrificing him for others’ bad behavior. But God loves us so much that He was willing to give His flawless Son to save us from our sins. It is Amazing Grace beyond my comprehension, but the reason we celebrate Good Friday.

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