“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” asks David in Psalm 22:1. We can fall into what seem to be terrible times of trial and feel like everything, even our own God, is against us. This feeling is what David expresses in his question. Trials can come in many ways and forms: perhaps … Continue reading My Comforter
Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors.
Every day in our prayers we ask for forgiveness of our sins. We confess them before God as they weigh heavy on our hearts. How often do we pray for the ability to forgive others? The fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer pairs these two together and puts an emphasis on the importance of each … Continue reading Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors.
Rescued from the Depths
It seems to me that when we discuss the story and book of Jonah, we very often miss a key element. There is much talk of the first chapter, which features the well-known Bible story of Jonah’s stubborn disobedience of God’s command to cry against Nineveh and the ensuing stormy voyage, as well as the … Continue reading Rescued from the Depths