God gave them up

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel from faith to faith, just as it is written, ‘The righteous by faith will live (Romans 1:16-17 NET).

God’s power for salvation is found in the gospel (literally “good news”) of Jesus and it is for everyone who will believe. That is, indeed, good news! God’s righteousness has been made known in this good news as people obey and are cleansed, made righteous, by being united with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (see Romans 6 for a detailed discussion of this). Continue reading “God gave them up”

Stones of remembrance

Rocks and gardens go well together.

Not only does my garden contain a grouping of boulders in a conspicuous spot, but much of the garden beds are bordered by stones.

The more weathered and mossy the rocks are, the more attractive they seem to become. It’s almost like they have stories to tell. My boulders remind me of the generosity of the next-door neighbors. Continue reading “Stones of remembrance”