21 February 2010

Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it

For God is not a God of chaos, but of peace


Lucy leant her head on the edge of the fighting top and whispered,

"Aslan, Aslan, if ever you loved us at all, send us help now."

The darkness did not grow any less, but she began to feel a little - a very, very little - better. ... and at last with a whirring of wings it was right overhead and was an albatross. ... But no one except Lucy knew that as it had circled the mast it had whispered to her,

"Courage, dear heart,"

and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's


Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have [a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.


"The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning."


Despite the pain
Despite the confusion
Despite the questioning
Despite the anger

God is bigger