Tag Archives: love

Epithalamion

“This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32) The error of eros Paul has just finished lining out the Christian concept of marriage. Almost by way of admission does he add the above. A “great mystery”, he says, right after quoting Genesis (2:24). Jesus does the same in […]

Everything Is Symbolic part 7 Levular

Concession stand Almost an oxymoron. They say “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. Like most blanket statements and platitudes, they apply across a thin swath of life experience. And then when you factor in the Holy Spirit and realize that God indeed does have something very specific in mind for each […]

Showing Our Work

“Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.” (Romans 2:15) I encounter love everyday. Someone who takes a little extra time to look you in the eye in public. A person who wishes you well […]

Clathrate

“For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work: I will triumph in the works of Thy hands.” (Psalm 92:4) God will slow things down to a crawl so He can start something big in your life. If you’re not satisfied where you are, you know He’s not done with you. If you have […]

All There Is To It

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:13) Kingdom, power, glory Think about the order in which Jesus speaks those closing words. Kingdom first. He says later on in the chapter “seek ye first the Kingdom […]

Endgame

Logic is people Do you ever see that? What I mean when I say that “logic is people” is that, you cannot transcend the aggregate of temperaments that make up a place. Whether it’s you and a friend or relation. Or your community. Each person is akin to a cog, doing what they will (I […]

Low-hanging Fruit

“For this cause we also since the day we heard it do not cease to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” (Colossians¬†1:10) There’s always something going on. Always a plane on which God is doing some aspect of […]

Claiming a Little Sanctuary

“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries,¬†yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.” (Ezekiel 11:16, emphasis mine) While the Lord doesn’t take sides between His children, […]

Making Ourselves at Home

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20) Keeping house God is so gentle and ever-present. One thing I tend to forget and overlook is the reality of His […]

In the Balance

“Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” (Matthew 6:27) Sententious structure We’re about there, you know. We’ve reached the point in our thinking, where we see thought from without. And I suppose that is enough to drive someone crazy. A boiled-down definition of schizophrenia, I might add. What I […]

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