“… for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, He will be found by you;” 1 CHRONICLES 28:9 (NIV) On the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is found one of Michelangelo’s most famous paintings. God is shown reaching down from heaven, hand extended, to touch the outstretched hand of man. The natural human response to pain and suffering is to do just the opposite; to recoil and retreat in fear and anger. When we suffer the very thing we need mostSEE DETAILS
Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 1 CHRONICLES 16:8 (NIV) When God invites us to call on His name, we should never be at a loss as to which name to use. I call the Lord my Shepherd and Friend during those times when God’s tenderness melts my heart and I cry to think how rich and full His love is. Then there are times when I’m battling pride or wasting hours in daydreams. That’s when God’s WordSEE DETAILS
David went out to meet them and said to them, “if you have come to me in peace to help me, I am ready to have you unite with me.” 1 CHRONICLES 12:17 (NIV) Quite often God entrusts His great love to the gentle touch of a human hand, the familiar sound of a voice. And that’s only one reason why we need each other so desperately. Here are a few more: I need your tears to validate mine (Romans 12:15). I need your silence to acknowledge the depth ofSEE DETAILS
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