Well, that whole idea is based on the “Red Shift” of the more distant stars. The basis of this theory is that red light has a longer wavelength than blue light, and if a light source is moving away from you, it’s frequency will appear to be lengthened. It’s all relative. Continue reading
In our lives, we may find that, every time we think we have acceptance from someone, that acceptance is really a lure to bring you into an exchange. And if you’re still interested after discovering this, you’ll still weigh the cost against the benefits of that exchange. It is only human to want to be the one with the greatest gain. So if the cost to you is greater than the gain, you may be inclined to part ways.
We hear it everywhere this time of year, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” And of course, that’s true. And the reason we have to say so is because the world wants to eject Christ from Christmas. They spell it “X-mas,” and say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.”
We were reading this morning in Mark 1:40-45, and I was struck by something Jesus did. See, it’s one thing for Him to heal a leper. What He did was actually drastic, and showed a faith we must emulate. Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched the leper!
We often hear quoted the prophetic statement: “By His stripes, we are healed.” Most of the time, the intended interpretation is with respect to physical healing – of disease, of wounds, of genetic defects. And it is true that God heals that way, too. But the context of Isaiah 53:5 is far greater than that.
Many Christians see God as a supplemental God. To them, He is an invisible Friend, Who comes alongside to supplement you, to help you meet your heart’s desires.
Captain Obvious says: “Pain is unpleasant.” Well, okay, thanks for the tip. If you can read this, by now you’ve experienced it. And pain is unavoidable. It goes with the territory. But there is purpose to pain, and we need to pay attention to it.