desperate? lonely?

For the mountains may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10ย (RSV)

There is a sense of loneliness that sweeps over us when we realize how short our own lives are and how temporary many things that are important to us, like jobs and homes, truly are. And when we see the devastation of natural disasters and contemplate the potential waste caused by nuclear weapons, we wonder if there is anything in the universe we can lay hold of that will offer us some security and sense of permanence.

In a troubled time for the people of God, God assured the prophet Isaiah that there was one thing that would always existโ€”God’s loyalty to his people. In a dangerous, shifting world, our Creator hovers close and promises us his presence. We can turn to God when relationships dissolve, when our homes or even towns disappear, and when we fear that the very worst of disasters is upon us. There is an “everlastingness” to the things of God, for he is not limited to time or space. He is Eternal! And therefore, our place in him is secure.

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a stagnant pool

Today, in our quiet time, we read the following article byย Lawrence J. Caldwell, a Christian writer whose contributions can often be found at I’m sharing it here because it spoke directly to my heart. I’ve spent years struggling in the same stagnant pool of […]

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who will you become?

The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. _Heraclitus Heraclitus of Ephesus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, and a native of the city of Ephesus, then part of […]

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