The writer of Ecclesiastes calls our attention to God’s creation when noting, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”(3:11a) The wildflower on which we focus today is a perfect example of this truth.
Recently my wife and I, along with our son and daughter-in-law, participated in another one of those escape room experiences in which you try to find clues and solve puzzles in order to get out of a locked room.
Somewhere between 627 B.C. and 586 B.C., the Hebrew prophet, Jeremiah who wrote words that he claimed were directly from God, wrote: “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” (Jeremiah 17:9, NLT).
Allow me to lead you to a wonderful work of The Creator that is not as evident about us as the flashy wildflowers such as periwinkles, violets, and dandelions.
Recently the Atlanta Braves called up a young player who had been doing very well in their minor league system to join the major league club. His arrival seems to have sparked a fire in the whole team.
There is a spot on I-20 East in Atlanta where the exit for I-85 and I-75 is located. That spot – THAT spot – has been the scene of some of our more heated disagreements.
Not long ago I purchased a new car. It so happened that the salesman who helped me with this transaction was a Muslim. When he found out I was a Christian minister, he was anxious for us to talk about religious matters.
In my article of May 11 we broached the idea that what often passes as intellectual superiority in certain arguments is really a question of moral deformity.
This past week saw the start of Ramadan, the 28-day holy period in which Muslims around the world will fast from both food and water from sunup to sundown.