After wooing the hearts of the people, Absalom organized a revolt against his father and declared himself king. Consequently, King David fled for his life beyond the Jordan River…That’s the context of this Psalm. The context is “betrayal”. And, that’s what God brought up for me this morning.Read More
In 2019 it is just easy to look at what appears to be natural cause and effect, pointing to people, or policies, that seem to make our world less than what God intends. For sure, they are the means, but we must remember there is something behind those means. There is an enemy who has come to kill, steal, destroy and devour.Read More
I know it sounds a little crazy, but a rock recently taught me some significant life lessons. No, this wasn’t a Zen pebble meditation, nor did I hear voices coming from inanimate objects. It was the fruit of a hike up Table Rock Mountain in Pickens, SC.
Table Rock was a grueling hike. But, I pressed on. I made it. It was one of the most physically demanding things I can remember doing. Maybe it was the constant gasping of air that put me into a delirium that allowed me to dissociate from my body and ponder life’s deeper meanings? Rather, I think, I had to ponder life’s deeper meanings in order to do this physically challenging thing. I decided I would make this mountain a metaphor for the great challenges in my life, past, present and future.
Here is what the rock taught me as the hike progressed…Read More