Monday, June 9, 2008

one last thought before the week begins...

Hey Girls! I read this during my quiet time this morning as I was preparing for our first day of VBS (yikes!). I felt as though it was written directly to me and even looked over my shoulder to see if Spurgeon was standing there. Unlikely, I know, but it could happen...

Anyway, from today's entry in Morning and Evening, based on Psalm 126:3....

"Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more on what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. ... It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully do we know this, but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Savior, who overcomes these corruptions, and delivers us from their dominion."

And that reminded me of one more thing that I read a couple of months ago on Femina (check it out, to the right!):

"We are dealing here with deep forgiveness. The Lord Jesus did not come, live a perfect life, die on the cross and come back from the dead in order to dab around the edges of our wound. Our complicity in the sin of Adam, and our continuing screwed-up-ness required a great remedy, which could not be had apart from the work of a great Savior. But remember that Jesus is saving us from our sins, and not merely from the consequences of our sins."

Doesn't that just make your heart sing?

Happy week, all!

1 comment:

e.c. said...

So great to see you and get to visit Sunday! Emory is a delight, and so adorable! She may be a picnic compared to Andrew, eh? You got to see a taste of what you may experience when you have your second and Emory is no longer the baby :) I told Bobby we're going to have to borrow a lot of babies for me to hold between now and September!

How's VBS going?