Need to gain a greater perspective in today’s world? Step outside on a clear night and look up at the starry host. No one ever looks up at the clear night sky and exclaims, “I am amazing!” No, looking up at the vastness and beauty of the night sky does something to us. Looking up … More Gaining Perspective
Severe thunderstorm warning… code language for… “Get ready to be amazed and humbled by just a fraction of God’s power.” We’ve all seen the warnings. Thunderstorms are an amazing phenomenon of creation… very much in God’s control. And very much a display of His power. “He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were … More Severe Thunderstorm Warning
“It is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the government. Abolish God and the government becomes the God. That fact is written across all human history… whenever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world. But above all they will worship the strongest thing … More Abolishing God?
“The relentless beauty that bursts forth in this broken world is a reminder of the beauty of the relentless love God has for us.” Mark Wanders, Sept. 28, 2020 Almost daily, if we are open to it, we can experience beauty bursting out all around us — in the midst of a messy world — … More Beauty as reminder
I wonder if in the challenges and frustration of isolation God is teaching us that for too long we isolated Him to the margins of our life. It was often, “Not now Lord… I’m busy!” And all those things we buried ourselves in… fell to the wayside when crisis hit. Closed. Due to COVID-19. We … More Easter Isolation and Pondering Eternity
“If someone told you 6 months ago that a global catastrophe would occur in March 2020 of such magnitude that it would grind all industrialized nations to a halt, you’d have thought them insane.” Mark Wanders A few years ago, we met a man in Florida who was part of a team whose primary goal … More Corona. Seeing Grace in Global Crisis
Just look around for a moment. Teachers protesting and shutting down schools province-wide in Ontario…thousands of students out of school. Wet’suwet’en land dispute protests shutting down railways and roads crippling our country…indigenous people frustrated; thousands of people being laid off. Businesses closing or moving out of the country for 2020…Pier 1 Imports, Bose, Things Engraved, … More How much more will it take?
Sometimes God allows tests in our lives to prove what He has already taught us. Sometimes a test reveals we weren’t listening very well in the first place and need the lesson again. Mark Wanders
Loving the difficult people in our life is a reminder of God loving us.
“If you have never stood before God and been utterly confused, you are serving an idol. God is so much bigger than we could ever fathom.” Quoted by Steve Brown on Key Life. I gave it some thought… Sometimes in life things don’t make sense. We might lift our faces to God and ask ‘Why?’ … More Amidst ‘Utterly Confused’