Broken Roots

“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3). Not only is our life hidden with Christ, but the life spoken of here is zoe, divine life, the life Christ is.  “Your life” is not you.  The life that is ours is of another kind.  Genesis chapter one tells us…

Fire Shut up in My Bones

“So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach all day long.  But if I say, ‘I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,’ his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.  I am weary of holding it in; indeed,…

The Sound of Wailing: Jeremiah 9

“The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: How ruined we are!  How great is our shame!”      (Jer. 9:19)             Throughout scripture, wailing is common when the Lord comes in judgment and leaves no hope of escape or recovery.  There was wailing when all the first-born were slain in Egypt, and in John’s…