A pastor stood up before his church and stated, “Christ has come to us through Adolph Hitler.”
The year was 1933.
The story of this Sunday is very familiar.
The Bible speaks regularly and strongly about how God’s people are to care for those who are less fortunate, and it’s clear that we are meant to care for each other in times of need.
Emily Dickinson is credited with saying, “Beauty is not caused. It is.”
Social distancing and quarantine in India may be what’s ordered, but for many families, it’s simply not possible.
During the 1846-1860 cholera pandemic that claimed over one million lives, Charles Spurgeon wrote a brutally honest and illuminating passage in reminiscence of that time.
Esther was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in 1994. Three years before, Joseph Kony had launched his brutal campaign supposedly to defend Acholi tribal rights in Northern Uganda, leaving a wake of thousands murdered or mutilated.
In his writings, David Wilkerson explored a couple of misconceptions that many modern-day believers share with their ancient counterparts. “The Jews believed that if God was pleased with you, you would always be blessed and never suffer.