The rising of the sun chases away the morning mist and provides a picture of how God forgives our sins and remembers our offenses no more. The cross is not only a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, but it’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness and forgetfulness.
Faith means taking God at His Word — trusting fully that God keeps His promises. Perfectly.
Tokens of friendship and pictures of loved ones serve as reminders of what is most important in life. People. Gravestones mark the departure of loved ones. Memorials honor the service and sacrifice from others. Rings remember covenant promises. We pause to remember. We strive to be remembered.
When life seems to get too complicated or the storms of difficult circumstances become too much, we are reminded that we have a safety net.
God did not become flesh to tolerate us or because he felt sorry for us. He came to sacrifice Himself unconditionally in place of us. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)
Understanding God is to understand His perfect nature. The prism of light reflects a rainbow in the sky. A reminder of promises kept. Yet, there is something else. God is the source of light that brings wisdom and knowledge of who He is.
Creating confusion is the most effective attack Satan launches on those who profess their faith and trust in God’s promises. “Did God really say…..?” is whispered in the ears of a believer, thereby creating doubt and confusion for those who may not be anchored firmly to the mooring of truth found in God’s Word.
“Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty.” (Malachi 3:10) Upon viewing pictures of winter landscapes and seeing vast layers of fresh snow, I can’t help but place myself there. High up in the mountains. Viewing jagged peaks from afar. Seeing wisps of my breath in the crisp cold air. Those are moments I want …