Suffering with hope

An Anchor Unshifting

Unchanging. Does such a thing exist? We toy with permanence: lifetime warranties, permanent markers, unbreakable records, “forever” homes. But deep down we know – there is no guarantee these things will hold their claim. We long for it though, don’t we? Something fixed. Something sure. A vacation spot you can always return to. A restaurant… Continue reading An Anchor Unshifting

Suffering with hope

A Love Like No Other

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us… Continue reading A Love Like No Other

Suffering with hope

The Compassion of God

We’re used to the question ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ (Subtext: Go thou and do likewise.) So here’s a different one—'How Would Jesus Feel?’ It’s a question I’d not really pondered much till a year or so ago, till I felt led to do six short talks at The Good Book Company staff prayer meetings under… Continue reading The Compassion of God

Suffering with hope

The Lord is My Helper

A decade ago, I remember walking out of another doctor’s appointment, discouraged. They offered no help. No answers. No direction. I had been experiencing some new pain with my post-polio syndrome and wanted to find an orthopedic physician to help me. So I asked around to find trustworthy orthopedists and made appointments, carrying my x-rays… Continue reading The Lord is My Helper