[God said:] “I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall
“The Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
[1 Samuel 16:7b]
“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
In this era of social and political tension, what does it mean for us to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies, or simply those who disagree with us? How do we make that a reality in our lives?
On January 1, which falls on a Sunday in 2017, we also celebrate the Name of Jesus. It’s one of those days that doesn’t often get the recognition it deserves because not many churches have services on New Year’s Day.
We may think that God is absent from our lives, especially when things seem hopeless or don’t turn out the way we want. But, whether we realize it or not, God listens.