Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Musings

We get to have all four of our grandchildren for a while tomorrow. they are ages 3- 14 months. I'll bet it will be a great deal of fun. We get to spoil them and then send them home. Given the dramatic changes in the last few months I wonder what kind of world will they inherit? Then I remember God is still in charge and I take great comfort from that.

I have been meditating on this excerpt from John Piper:“Part of saving faith is the assurance that you will have faith tomorrow. Trusting Christ today includes trusting him to give you tomorrow’s trust when tomorrow comes. Often we feel like our reservoir of strength is not going to last for another day. The fact is, it won’t. Today’s resources are for today, and part of those resources is the confidence that new resources will be given tomorrow.’ John Piper in A Godward Life.

I read, meditate and am reassured.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

A random scary thought - what's the rush with the stimulus bill, except maybe a lot of things to hide? I bet Freddie Kreuger would be scared by this piece of payoffs to liberal causes. Sure seems to contradict Biblical principles of honesty and fiscal responsibility. I am so glad God and not the government is in charge.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sure and Certain Hope

We had another saint pass into glory. If it were not for the sure and certain hope of the resurrection I think I'd go nuts. But I take great comfort, as did she, in Heidelberg Catechism Q & A #1:

Question 1. What is your only comfort in life and death?

Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.