Warmly Received

Think back with me. It’s a hot summer day in your childhood. As you lazily stare out the window, you wipe a tiny trickle of sweat from your forehead with the back of your hand. What am I going to do today? you wonder. Then suddenly—what’s that sound? A soft melody tinkles in the distance. … More Warmly Received

Joyful Jesus

The more experiences you share with a beloved friend, the more you see his personality. I have been sharing life with Jesus for many, many years now, and I have continually been impressed by Him—He is so absolutely joyful! Maybe that’s an awfully foreign thought for you. Of course, I suppose every human wants God … More Joyful Jesus

For All the Weary

Have you ever been weary? Not sleepy—but weary? Jesus doesn’t scold the weary for being weary. He doesn’t roll His eyes at us. He doesn’t secretly chuckle at our struggle. He doesn’t speak with a condescending, belittling tone. He says, “Come, My dear, dear child. Come to Me. Please.” … More For All the Weary

Jesus, the Perfect King

Psalm 72 is historically considered one of ten “royal psalms,” a prayerful hymn that addresses King David or one of his sons. Many translations of Scripture will provide the subheading “Of Solomon” or “Solomon’s Psalm,” suggesting that King Solomon actually penned this beauty, but modern scholars dispute this. The Septuagint, the earliest Greek translation of … More Jesus, the Perfect King