Posts from October 2013

Posts from October 2013

“I HAVE FOUND THE BOOK!”

The Bible tells us of good King Josiah in the waning days of the kingdom of Judah.  He has been called the Martin Luther of the Old Testament.  He got rid of the idols in the land and restored the worship of the one, true God. Somewhere amid all the remodeling, scrubbing and dusting, Hilkiah the High Priest makes an announcement:  “I have found the Book of the Law in the…

“GREAT EXPECTATIONS”

In 1861 Charles Dickens wrote a novel called Great Expectations. It is, as the title indicates, about the great expectations or hopes of an orphan named “Pip” who hopes to grow up to become a wealthy English gentleman. The story is about what happens to those expectations. Remember the “great expectations” of your own youth? What did you want to become? What did you hope…

GOD OF OUR FATHERS

A number of years ago, on a “Golden Oldies” radio station, a funny-man announcer would routinely break in and say:  “We don’t break the rules; we make them up as we go along.” After the initial chuckle, a sobering truth rolls in like a gray cloud.  This really is the creed of our times.  We hear it all the time:  “Whatever you think is right for you…if it feels good, do…

THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

President Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall years ago and intoned a dramatic summons:  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  Few expected that what Winston Churchill called “the iron curtain” would come down so soon.  It was such an imposing barrier for so many years.  It would almost take a miracle. But the Berlin Wall was nothing compared to the barrier of sin which…