• by Abraham Cremeens

     

    “Dear God, please be with So-and-so during their surgery tomorrow.” Have you ever prayed those words? I have. Plenty of times. We care about someone and the hardship they are walking through. In our heart’s concern we naturally pray. We should. God invites us to do so. We know their greatest need is that God would be right there, present with the person in their difficult moment. So, we ask God to be with the person which naturally includes all else we would want him to do (guide the doctors as they perform the procedure, protect from infection, heal the body, etc.). “God be with…” serves as an overarching umbrella and, in effect, says, “God, do your thing.” However, I would like to suggest that such words fall short of accuracy. There is a better alternative to consider.


  • by Drew Humphrey

     

    Getting our questions answered is easier than ever. This morning I was wondering how many stairs there are in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. And in the time it would take you to snap your fingers, I had already found out.


  • by Drew Humphrey

     

    We all have images that are seared into our memories. In some cases, these may be beautiful images—like the sight of one’s bride walking down the aisle or the view from the top of a mountain on a crystal clear day. In other cases, these may be awful images—like the newsreel of a terrorist attack or the unwelcome appearance of a loved one in a casket. Images have a way of sticking with us. They live on, long after the eyes have first taken them in. Ezekiel was a man who understood this truth well.