Perspective and Promises Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. GENESIS 21:1 (NIV) The problem with pain is that it forces us to live in the moment, to deal with its unrelenting presence. That narrow, unpleasant perspective, like blinders on a horse, prevents us from clearly seeing the past (where God displayed his faithfulness to us) and the future (where the fulfillment of his promise awaits us). Bound by this thin sliver of time, we forgetSEE DETAILS
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, And it will be the sign of the covenant between me and earth.” GENESIS 9:12-13 (NIV) After Dave’s career ended, we lived for 19 years at the base of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. The sky is big and beautiful and the cloud formations breathtaking. Many storms form over theSEE DETAILS
Through The Trials Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. GENESIS 8:20 (NIV) How did Noah and his family fare as they watched for the sign that their trial was over? What lessons did they review as they stumbled – giving thanks – out of the ark that had confined them for so long? Thank God for the trials! How would we grow without the shifting and shaping of God’s hand inSEE DETAILS
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