April 9, 2014
... one can be resting in the peace of God's faithfulness ("This day you will be with Me in paradise," Jesus said to one of the men on the cross next to Him) and, at the same time, feel the absence of God's presence, ("My God, why have You forsaken Me").
April 2, 2014
The speaker at the evening church service began, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" I was very young, maybe 6 or 7 years old. The speaker let the question hang in the air for effect. I didn't know it was a rhetorical question from the Scriptures. I assumed the silence of the adults sitting around me was because they didn't have an answer. But I did! The surprised speaker tentatively pointed to me, acknowledging my straight, raised arm.