All is from God

“A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven” (Jn. 3:27). What do you have that is not from God? The Bible answers, “Ultimately, absolutely nothing.” Your response to this may vary. Some may be thinking about good things for which they should be grateful. Others may reminisce over fond … More All is from God

Strength to Strength in times of Suffering

In his devotional “Mornings and Evenings,” Charles Spurgeon wrote his own commentary on the passing of Christians from security and strength to further stability and power. This progression is contrary to much of our natural experience, and Spurgeon acknowledges the same. A runner, for instance, begins with full energy and ends with none; and the … More Strength to Strength in times of Suffering

Hope in times of suffering, pain and loss

While a young mother was changing her two-year-old daughter’s clothes, she heard Bella’s tiny voice.  Pointing to herself, Bella asked, “I cansoo?”  Leslie, Bella’s mother, was used to interpreting her daughter’s attempts at communication, but this word was new.  “Say it again,” Leslie said.  She needed to hear it again in order to make a … More Hope in times of suffering, pain and loss