God with the Smelly and Beastly

With Christmas just past, I’ve been thinking about one of the names by which Jesus was announced: Immanuel, “God with us.” “God with us” was a prophetic name first uttered by Isaiah in a prophecy (Isaiah 7:14).  Matthew tells us Jesus fulfilled this prophetic appellation when he was born (Matt. 1:23). Jesus’s birth as a…

Away

Photo by James Bellwood *** Abraham gave everything he owned to Isaac. And Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines, but while he was sill alive he sent them eastward, away from his son Isaac, to the land of the East” (Gen. 25:5-6). Isaac was the promised heir from Abraham’s own body (Gen….

Knowing the Satisfied God–Rabon Byrd

Knowing the Satisfied God–Rabon Byrd A few months back, one of my Facebook friends posted a quote that caught my attention.  The quote was from a book he had written, and he was meditating on it.  I asked for a copy of the book and a pdf version of Knowing the Satisfied God appeared in my…