“Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:14 NKJV).
I am planning a trip to Nepal soon to visit areas devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25. The Nepali friend who is helping me to plan the trip wrote saying, “We can rent a vehicle (since the) road has opened from last week. We are not trekking to the villages as advised by brothers. But since there are landslides in several places on the way we may need to walk to cross those areas in rain. So I think it would be better to have back packs, trekking boots, rain cover, and hiking sticks.” Continue reading “How badly do you want to go?”
“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people” (Titus 3:1-2 ESV).
Sometimes, even in the midst of terrible tragedies, things happen that reinforce one’s faith in people. Perhaps I should have said “especially in the midst of tragedies” because it is the response of Christians to victims of disaster that has prompted the above thought. Continue reading “Ready for every good work”
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29 ESV).
This week I received an email from a friend in Katmandu, Nepal which included the following paragraph: Continue reading “Shaken”