December 5, 2012
I’ve been sort of AWOL lately. I typically say I’m running two days behind. This week I’m three or four days behind. On an unrelated note, today is my wonderful wife’s birthday. I always say I married over my head. God blessed in inexpressible ways by bringing Debbie into my life. Happy birthday, Dear.
J.D. Greear interacts with a New York Times article about how people change. He hears and echo of the Gospel in the Times piece. Here is the concluding paragraph:
Not surprisingly, Brooks doesn’t end his article with a gospel proclamation. At least not completely. But he does close by reminding his readers that the most effective way to engender change is not by “bludgeoning bad behavior” but by “changing the underlying context.” In many ways, this is what the gospel does. The gospel is not a message to “go and do,” but a message that salvation has already been done. The underlying context has been changed. We are changed not by being told what we need to do for God, but by hearing the news about what He has done for us.
Mark Altrogge offers 13 Scriptures To Meditate On When Your Future Is Uncertain. Your future is out of your hands. Start meditating.
Speaking of an uncertain future, this website visualizes deaths and births in real time. Fascinating.
This video fits perfectly with the preceding reference to death.