Looking at a new image…

March 22, 2018 “We’re all like sheep who wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong on him, on him.” Isaiah 53:6 The Message Most people don’t stare into a mirror for very long. Self-conscious? Self-condemning? Self-consumed? You … Continue reading Looking at a new image…

When God became obvious

March 21, 2018 “One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried – our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.” Isaiah 53:4 The Message God chose cold benches .. windy alleyways .. and steam grates. That’s not too … Continue reading When God became obvious

He’ll find you …

March 20, 2108 “Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this. The servant grew up before God – a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look.” Isaiah 53: … Continue reading He’ll find you …

Job Qualifications

March 16, 2018 “Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.”—Psalm 51:16-17, The Message Shattered pride .. heart-shattered lives .. starving for love .. offering your life to God … Continue reading Job Qualifications

God’s All In …

“But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard … Continue reading God’s All In …