The most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe

The fact that the infinite, omnipotent, eternal Son of God could become man and join himself to a human nature forever, so that infinite God became one person with finite man, will remain for eternity the most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994), 563.

The Gospel

The Gospel doesn’t just ignite the Christian life, it’s the fuel that keeps Christians going and growing every day. Once God saves us He doesn’t move us beyond the Gospel, He moves us more deeply into the Gospel.

Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything Sermon

Matt Chandler – Jesus Wants the Rose

This video amazes me every time I see it. It’s my prayer that we can all remember and appreciate the great depth of God’s love for us.

I fail at this daily…

God wants us to do more than intellectually agree with the words of Scripture: He wants us to live in light of them.

Francis Chan, Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up (Colorado Springs: David Cook, 2011), 124.

I would rather be ashes than dust!

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

Jack London

My psalm

Rise up, O Saints, and praise the Ancient of Days.
With one voice, praise the Eternal One.
With every fiber of your being, praise the Everlasting King!

I am unknown, except that He knows me.
He has called me and made me His own.
And with the Lord is all authority.
Therefore I will worship Him.

He has created the Heavens and the Earth.
Therefore I will despise all idols.
I will worship the Righteous One

The days of man are but a vapor.
Yet God sat enthroned before our beginning.
The days of man are ephemeral and fading.
Yet God is the eternal Rock.

The Lord is my God.
He is holy, holy, holy.

The Lord is my only portion.
He has redeemed me wholly.

The Lord is all I’ll ever truly have.
And He will make me holy.

Rise up, O Saints, and worship the Lord.
With one voice, give the praise due His great name.
With every fiber of your being, love the Lord your God.