Destinations

September 20, 2013

I appreciate Nancy Guthrie’s piece, Why Do We Say, ‘God Told Me’? Do you want to know God’s will for your life or just the next step? Find the wisdom of God’s word. Don’t listen for inner voices or look for coincidences. She quotes Graeme Goldsworthy in saying:

Every case of special guidance given to individuals in the Bible has to do with that person’s place in the outworking of God’s saving purposes. … There are no instances in the Bible in which God gives special and specific guidance to the ordinary believing Israelite or Christian in the details of their personal existence.

Of all people, Calvinists ought to be the most humble people on the planet. They understand that they are who they are solely by God’s grace. God gave them the insight and willingness to choose him. Ray Ortulund quotes hymn writer John Newton expressing this very truth.

R. C. Sproul asks the question we need to ask ourselves every day. Are you seeking after God?

Remember Lady Jane Grey? Simonetta Carr provides a quick biography. Here is a distillation of Grey’s wisdom: “Live to die, that by death you may enter into eternal life.”

Have you heard about the female holocaust in India? Any guesses as to why there are 37 million more men in India than women? Abortion and infanticide aren’t just an American problem.

I love everything about this song:

I suppose a single rose
Is pretty as it gets
And when the lights go down at night
I love the quietness

I love shy glances, slow romances
And hats that hide a kiss
Lets you and me go back in time
And find the things we missed

When hands were gentle
And words were kind
And love could wait a long long time
And private matters held their hush
And grooms were gallant
And brides would blush

Does it seem a silly dream
Played back in black and white
Pearls and gloves and hymns of love
The lines of wrong and right
Well let’s hush the cynic
For just a minute
And let the dreamers dare
To dream of love that never fails
O won’t you take me there?

When hands were gentle
And words were kind
And love could wait a long long time
And private matters held their hush
And grooms were gallant
And brides would blush

Shut the shutters, power down
Let the world spin back around
To deep respect and no regrets
The dignity of you and me

When hands were gentle
And words were kind
And love could wait a long long time
And private matters held their hush
And grooms were gallant
And brides would blush

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2 Responses to “Destinations”


  1. Thank you for posting this…it brought tears to my eyes. Also I put the video on my Facebook page for our youth group kids to watch.

  2. Mark Says:

    It is a great song and a helpful challenge for our day.


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