Jessica Courson

I miss my sister.

I was either the first or one of the very first to approach her crumpled Volkswagen.

The year was 1994.

I was eighteen.

I will never be the same.

It still hurts for me.

But….

I saw her.

Dancing.

In Heaven. 

A few weeks ago.

A vision from the Lord.

I will carry on.

You'll Get There

Jonah was on a year long journey....

In the opposite direction of Nineveh.

But the Lord got him to where he was supposed to be.

I believe there is God's plan.

There is no plan B.

It may simply take longer, be more inconvenient....

When I delay to obey.

 

Holy Controversy

"The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because

you were more in number than any other people, for you were the

least of all peoples;  but (He chose you) because the Lord loves you."

 

Wow!  I got some feedback from today's radio program,  "Jesus is Lord."

All I know is that Jon Courson was in studio with me.

That means I can shift everything over to my dad.

Yeah,  the man who has been Pastor Jon for 40 years now!

He and I conversed that God chose us through His foreknowledge.

We looked at Romans 8 and read the passage.

He (correctly) pointed out that it was those God foreknew

that God had predestined.

And I agreed.

Only to get loads of feedback.

All I know is this....

My Pops is correct.  God knew that you would respond to His love.

That is why He chose you.

And God chose you for one reason alone.

The reason is not that you were sensitive to His call.

Nor was I tuned in to His ways.

He chose us because....He loves us.

I bet that makes very few theologians very happy to hear me say.

That's going to just have to be the way it is.

For knowing that God chose me because He foreknew me....

And that God chose me simply because He loves me...

Causes me to say "Praise You,  Lord."

And help me not to create controversy.  Unless it is Holy.

God

"In the beginning God...." (Genesis 1:1)

Personally,  I am enjoying taking a break.

I am taking a break from having to argue the existence of God.

If the Lord Himself is not going to argue His existence,

then why must I feel the need to do so for Him?

"I Am That I Am." 

That is the Name of our God. 

He will reveal Himself to whom He reveals Himself.

My responsibility is not to argue people into belief of God.

But to simply proclaim to the world (or valley) I live in....

That our God reigns.

 

The Long and the Short of It

Life is short.

Both the New and the Old Testament call it a "vapor."

Yet.  It was a vapor too long for Job.

And Moses.

And Elijah.

And David.

And Hannah.

I'll go ahead and put my name in there, today.

Not because I am in their company.

But I would state that though life be a vapor....

It sure is one that lingers!

However,  the Lord is good.  And He is wise.

He sees more than Moses or David.  More than you or I.

And when we get to Heaven,  we won't remember how long life was...

But we shall know just how now eternity is.

We will be in His presence.

"Let us run with endurance this race

that is set before us,

looking unto Jesus,

the author and finisher of our faith". (Hebrews 12:1-2)

His Body

As I lay in this hospital bed (yet again)...

I am reminded why we, the Church, are called

The Body of Christ.

For as I have been hospitalized:

Jesus has prayed for me.

And made me smile.

And comforted me.

Jesus has sat by my hospital bed.

And prayed for me while I was being wheeled into surgery.

Jesus has watched over my wife and daughters back home.

He even mowed my yard!

He has done these things (and countless others)...

Through my brothers and sisters in Him...

He has done so through His Body.

 

 

Even so, Lord

I have four beautiful daughters; ranging from 15 to 9 years of age.

My prayer is somehow they would:

A) Suffer less than I have.

B) Know Jesus more than I have.

How can both of these things happen for them?

I do not know.

But, I can pray.

Even so, let it be, Lord Jesus.