Boy, did this devotion really hit home for me, today. Recently, I read somewhere that everything in our lives is observed by God, known by God, or allowed by God. I really had to let that sink in for a couple of days, so it could become part of my very being. It completely reminded me of Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV):
I’ve been getting a huge amount of spam / inappropriate comments on the blog, so I need to address this in the kindest and most fair way possible.
I remember Mama standing in front of me, her hands poised on her hips, her eyes glaring with hot coals of fire and saying in stentorian tones, “Just what is the big idea, young man?”
Instinctively I knew my mother was not asking me an abstract question about theory. Her question was not a question at all—it was a thinly veiled accusation. Her words were easily translated to mean, “Why are you doing what you are doing?” She was challenging me to justify my behavior with a valid idea. I had none.
Christ has promised that if you will but love and trust Him, and commit all confidingly into His Hand, He will make all things work together for your good. Dismiss, then, all undue anxiety as to the future. “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7). If the Father has put all His great things into Christ’s Hand, may not you put all your little things into that Hand also? —Dr. Hanna
Monday March 28, 2016
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated as a holiday in some largely Christian cultures, especially Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox cultures. Easter Monday in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar is the second day of the octave of Easter Week and analogously in the Eastern Orthodox Church is the second day of Bright Week.