... because He submitted Himself to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels. Isaiah 53:12 When Jesus died on the cross, He counted Himself among the rebels...the sinners or as many versions put it, the transgressors. He became guilty while on the cross when He bore our sins. Jesus was not a sinner, but He became sin for us. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness
(Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash) We mothers must take care of the possible and trust God for the impossible. We are to love, affirm, encourage, teach, listen, and care for the physical needs of the family. We cannot convict of sin, create hunger and thirst after God, or convert. These are miracles, and miracles are not in our department. Ruth Graham Bell When you think of Franklin Graham, do you think of a prodigal? No, of course not because he isn't one...now. But he wa
A famous hymn says, "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness." I Corinthians 3:11 says, For no one can lay any other foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. Our prodigals need someone in their life whose foundation is hope that is built on Christ. That person is you. You are their connection to God through prayer and love. It is important that you not give up on them or ignore where they are at in their faith. Especially
Jesus wept. John 11:35 As a girl, I knew this as the shortest verse in the Bible, but I didn't understand it's significance. I knew the story, but His weeping didn't mean anything to me personally. It was something that happened long ago, and I couldn't relate. After all, Jesus was living on the earth, and those around him could see and touch Him. But I couldn't. How was a story that happened so long ago supposed to help me now?
You may remember the story. Lazarus, the brot