Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Year of the Bible
Every spring and summer, I spend hours each week in my garden beds— planning, planting and weeding—trying to enrich the soil and finding the best plants for my semi-shaded plot.
This is my favorite verse because of the promise God gives us. He promises that He is in control of our future and tells us that He has a good purpose for us, no matter what happens.
Like bees, who can smell what’s real or not, so can people. They can tell if you’re genuine and kind or only pretending under that Christian T-shirt.
I found comfort in these verses, and, even though the challenges did not immediately disappear, my first instinct now was to pray.
When everything seems lost, we must remember that the “Lion of the tribe of Judah” has conquered death, and He is in control of our lives.
John 10:17–18 is one of my favorite scriptures because it takes God’s love for us to a whole new level. In this verse, Jesus says that His Father loves Him because He laid down His life for us.
This has been my comfort text since I was baptized at age 17. Just out of high school, and not knowing how I should steer my life, I cast all my burdens upon the Lord. I asked God for guidance in my career choice, overseas studies and job opportunities. At times, I wondered, Does God really care for me? A teenager?
I clung to this Bible verse during one of the most difficult times in my life. It says that we shouldn’t worry about things, but to pray to God, and He will guide and protect us.
God is calling our bodies His temple—His building project. It belongs to Him. A temple is a place where God’s Spirit dwells. The Holy Spirit wants to live within me.
Only adults are accepted or included in certain situations in life. But when it comes to Jesus, all of us—adults and children—are accepted and included and have a 100 percent chance of spending eternity with Jesus.