The genealogy in Matthew one includes those involved in scandal and immorality as being in the line of the Messiah. What can we learn from this?
Failure is a normal part of life. How does God respond to our failures? He gives a second chance and gives us the power to do better.
A woman beginning her ninth decade laughs when she is told that she will bear a son. Her husband is ten years her senior which adds to the seeming impossibility. In response to her laughter, God asks Abraham a question, “is anything too hard for the LORD?” (Genesis 18:14)
That same question remains for us.
An article in the Huffington Post regarding the elevation of Marianne Cope prompted an examination of the need to pray to saints. What are we saying about the character of God when we teach that it is necessary to ask the saints to intercede on our behalf?