He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Heartbreaking Turn

Romans 12:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 5:2- “Rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

"This is the ultimate experience that will wipe away every tear. This will rectify every wrong. This will make you say that it was all worth it, no matter what you suffered. Listen to the way Paul put it in 2 Corinthians 4:17, “This slight momentary affliction [=all this life’s afflictions] is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” This was the hope that sustained Paul’s joy in affliction. He preached to himself (and we must): this affliction is not meaningless, it is not absurd, it is not cruel, it is not pointless. No, it is working for me an experience of the glory of God that will outweigh every moment and every degree of suffering in this life.
That is our hope. Its ground is the blood and righteousness of Christ by which we are justified through faith. Its goal or object is the glory of God that one day we will experience in the face of Jesus Christ."
- John Piper

Please be in prayer for my sweet friends over at Soli Deo Gloria
They were in the process of adopting two precious kids from ethiopia and get wind today that they may not be able to come home to their family..my heart hurts for my friends..please stop by and let emily know you are praying for her and her family during this time

Ps._ Emily, I love you and Thank you for your constant encouragement... I dedicate these song to you( hugs)
"Carry you to Jesus" is my favorite

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, as was necessary, you have been grieved by various trials” (1 Peter 1:6