I see them emerging like bears from a long hibernation. Yes, the fire ants have arrived again. But I’m talking about my neighbors. Spring is almost here, and in my part of the country, as soon as the temperature rises to at least 60 degrees, the waves from friendly folks in the neighborhood resume. Lawn mowers crank up when the first blades of green grass pop up, and the dead things are lopped off so the new blossoms can peek through the flowering shrubs.
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Describing a man like Billy Graham is like trying to fill a huge barrel using thimblefuls of water. It’s almost impossible. He—and his words—were simple, yet profound. As a devout follower of Jesus, he exhibited many of the Lord’s divine attributes: goodness, kindness, faithfulness, dedication, singlemindedness, love, patience, joy, steadfastness, and so many more.
We always need God’s protection in our lives. But sometimes things happen that drive us to our knees. Regardless of your current circumstances, below is a prayer for protection that I wrote on crosswalk recently.
Can grace cover the worst thing you’ve ever done? The most terrible act committed against you? The one thing you have the most trouble forgetting? The worst deed ever committed in history? In your lifetime? Can God’s grace cover that?
Is any place really safe in the world we live? Through the years people have looked for places to hide, but there is only one safe hiding place. Here are some of the reasons why some may look for a hiding place. Maybe these reasons apply to you–now or in the past: