The earth stirs from slumber
As winter’s white blanket slowly slips from her
The Maker calls
And she thrusts her soft green carpet
Through the moist, dark, soil
Trees fling forth new growth
Leaves unfurl, clothing bare branches
They bow in gratitude to The Master
Reeds dance and wave in gentle breezes
Reflections of sunlight on morning dew
The birds sing out their sweet serenade
A song of praise to God for all to hear
Daffodils burst from their hiding places
And turn trumpet like faces to the sun
And reach for the sky
Their fragrant blossoms fill the air
Spring is here
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands. Psalms 19:1 (HCSB)
But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you; let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? The life of every living thing is in His hand, as well as the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10 (HCSB)
Letter to a Skeptic
You seem to have a lot of emotion toward a God whom you say doesn’t exist and to those who know him. I wonder what led you to embrace unbelief? What wound, what pain, what disappointment have you laid the blame of on The Creator, the heart healer, the giver of and meaning to life? Sin and Satan are our enemies—Jesus is a good God.
His ear is inclined to our cry. The Bible says God saves our tears in a bottle and one day He will wipe them all away for those who follow Him into eternity.
You call Him a fairy tale. But I know Him. He is more real to me than all the here and now you can touch and see. It is only logical that our finite minds cannot fully comprehend the incomprehensible majesty, the lofty thoughts and mighty ways of our fathomless, infinite God.
He is higher than happiness; He transcends and brings purpose to pain. Jesus gives joy in the journey. He is my comfort, my sure and steady reference, my passion, my God. He is all encompassing goodness and grace. He is my hope, my help, my redeemer, my beloved.
Click black box below or here for reading of He is Risen, by Rachael M Colby
You compared faith in God to a child believing in Santa Claus. Well, in the story of Santa Claus, He comes to bring gifts to the good children. But Truth is, Jesus comes and gifts Himself to us. He gives the gift of His presence to wayward children lost in the depravity of sin and senselessness. He finds us and lifts us from the poverty and destitution of our sin and bestows us with the riches of His grace. He cleanses us and clothes us in His righteousness.
I cannot make you believe.
The Bible says all creation praises The Lord and is a testament to Him
Man is the only one who is hard of hearing and blind to what is before him
Wake up! Open your eyes and see
Listen, He’s calling your name
He loves you.
He is not made for us, but us for Him.
The all powerful, omnipotent God
Scooped up a handful of dust
Breathed into it, and made humanity
He made us for Himself, so we could know Him.
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV)
Click for Movie Trailer: The Case for Christ
The true story of Lee Strobel, an avowed atheist, journalist, and an award winning legal editor with the Chicago Tribune. Lee embarks on a quest to disprove the claims of Christianity, but instead his investigation reveals unexpected discoveries which could radically change his world.
Click arrow below twice to play Lee Strobel’s video on Twitter about his new book, The Case for Miracles or click HERE
For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. Romans 1:20 (HCSB)
More Apologetics Resources for Seekers, Followers, Writers—and Skeptics too 😉
Cold Case Christianity, with J. Warner Wallace
Sean McDowell- Bringing Truth to a New Generation
Stand to Reason “Stand to Reason trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.”
The Real-Life Miracle That Absolutely Shocked Lee Strobel
Colson Fellows, A Powerful Nine-Month Entrepreneurial Discipleship Training Program for Christian Worldview in Action
Devotional Series: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – EARS, By Phyllis Clark Nichols
Devotional Series: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made –Eyes, By Phyllis Clark Nichols
Join the Conversation at #HealthyFaithChat on Twitter for a lively, challenging and inspiring Q&A time on Biblical topics and how they relate to culture and our lives
- Mondays 9pm Et/ 6pmPT Current Discussion: Miracles based on Lee Strobel’s new book, The Case for Miracles
- Thursdays 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Discussions include: Walk Through the Bible Series, Current events and the book, Healthy Faith, by Chat leader Dr. Bill Nichols
- Saturday’s 10am ET/ 7am PT Current topic: How to Study Your Bible. based on training at: https://www.biblicaltraining.org/bible-study-methods/mark-strauss
How to Participate: All Welcome whether you are familiar with the books and resources or not. I lead the chats Mondays and Saturday’s about once a month. Type #HealthyFaith in the search bar at top right, then chose “Latest” at top left corner to see conversations in the chat thread in chronological order. *Make sure to include #HealthyFaith (*updated to #HealthyFaithChat in 2022) in all your comments so participants can see them.
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Waterfall painting by Ariel Maria Aaltonen (Colby)
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If you read my prior post, What #BillyGraham Meant to me, you may have noticed my whopper of a typo. If so, sorry about that. I’ve corrected it. Must be that staying up writing until 4 o’clock in the morning makes for a fuzzy brain. If you didn’t catch my error—whew! 😉
*If you haven’t yet read my Billy Graham post, here is the link to: What #BillyGraham Meant to Me
God bless you and thank you for reading.
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