Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name

Weather reports are now ubiquitous. Phone apps will give instant weather information, from anywhere, to anyone who carries a smartphone around day or night and wants to know. Some TV stations provide weather “on the 1s” (or whatever chosen minutes), meaning that at one minute, 11 minutes, 21 minutes, etc., past every hour, you’ll get a summary of your local weather. Then there’s the Weather Channel, endlessly presenting weather reports and documentaries from all parts of the globe.

The God who was, and is, is to come

The God who was, and is, is to come

If there ever has been a “golden age” in human history I would argue that we’re not now living in one. Yes, we have technological wonders: instant communications, sophisticated transportation and household appliances, quick availability of virtually anything we want to eat or buy. So day-to-day life is as easy as it’s ever been. But Jesus said, “Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.” No external things, however necessary or enjoyable, will get us into the Kingdom of Heaven.

‘Go with God’

‘Go with God’

There’s a centuries-old blessing/admonition that says simply, “Go with God.” A church I know of uses that, and adds, “or don’t go,” citing Exodus 33:15: “If your presence does not go with us, do not lead us from here.” It strikes me that an entire Christian marriage ceremony – the institution, the union, the biblical instruction, the prayers, the hymns – can be summarized in that cryptic phrase.