Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How Can I Give You Up?

Tonight at Bible study we are working through Hosea 11. In Matthew Henry's commentary, I came across this quote regarding 11:8, How can I give you up, O Ephriam?:

"When God was to give up His Son to be a sacrifice for sin, and a Saviour for sinners, he did not say, 'How shall I give Him up?' No, He spared not His own Son (Romans 8:32); it pleased the Lord to bruise Him (Isaiah 53:10); and therefore God spared not Him, that He might spare us. "

This whole chapter raises questions about God's judgment and mercy that can only be answered at the cross.

Amazing, astonishing grace!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Here's a Picture of Me at the Grand Canyon

Awe inspiring, isn't it?

No, really, the Grand Canyon was astonishing. I had serious butterflies doing laps in my stomach when we walked along the North Rim (as opposed to silly butterflies, I suppose). Pictures don't begin to do that hole justice, but here are a couple of them anyway.

The statistics, as I remember them, are that this canyon is 10 miles wide, 277 miles long and a mile deep. Whew. The picture above is a little hazy, but the mountains in the distance are about 25 miles away.

We didn't spend much time here, but I would like to go back someday and do some exploring.

Our three-week holiday was good, and we are thankful. I am planning to do some blogging this summer. I know I have been away for a long time, but I've built up some things to write about and the summer schedule is less hectic.