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My church has joined in a year-long discipline to read the Bible daily, using a reading plan called “Eat This Book” which goes all the way from Genesis through Revelation, with a daily Psalm.

The summer of 2012 is a time of heat and drought in my region. Coincidentally, the reading plan has us passing through the prophets, who preached and wrote to the Hebrew people during their Time of Icarus—the destruction of their already-divided nation at the hands of first the Assyrian and then the Babylonian empire. The prophets heard from God why these things were happening and warned the people to repent, literally, to turn around, before it was too late.

I haven’t heard directly from God like a prophet, but I find my own thoughts and prayers influenced by them.

Sovereign Lord, may Your purposes for the present drought be accomplished, both in the hearts of those who are children of your Kingdom, and those who are not. May my heart, and our hearts, be soft and not hard, that we may learn what You have been trying to teach us, and return, or turn, to Your path of love with a deeper and clearer understanding of what that is all about. May Your purposes be accomplished quickly and fully, and may You in Your mercy, which is new every morning, soon relent and send rain. I ask this in Jesus’ name, meaning that this is how I believe He would have me pray. Amen (so be it).


A Deficiency of Love

Posted: 2011/11/11 in Uncategorized

I have only one thing to add to this article, A Deficiency of Love, by Penn State Campus Crusade for Christ staffer Tim Henderson.

Some will no doubt accuse him of using a tragedy to proselytize. Some might accuse me of helping him. He knows that, and so do I. But if what we believe is true, isn’t a failure to speak a failure to love?