There’s an old hymn I really like titled “Come thou fount.” Maybe you know it.
It’s a beautiful song, and there’s a pretty well-known line I really connect with.
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.”
You see, I have wandered from the God I love many times in my life. Daily in fact, either in thought or in action.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…
I wouldn’t say that verse in James is one of my favorites.
I mean, when I need some joy in my life, I don’t usually throw up prayers asking for trials. Do you?
Recently though, I got a great reminder on the impact trials can have in our lives.
Do you ever feel disconnected from your family?
I mean, at the end of the day, do you ever sit down, wonder where the day went, and think “Did I even speak to anyone in my house today?”
Some days are a complete blur. Some days fly by and I feel completely out of touch.
I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to find the perfect Valentine’s Day card. I need more choices.
I started thinking, I’ve read all these cool Christian pickup lines like “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a selection of hip Christian Valentine cards? You know, ones that would make my wife remember why I’m the one she chose to be late to church with.
My wife agreed that it would be amazing…ly hysterical.
Since we couldn’t find any, we sat down and wrote some of our own.
Some Bible verses bring me great peace and comfort. Some make me want to sing and dance, and others make me want to cry tears of joy.
However, there’s one verse that doesn’t do any of that. There’s one verse I find terrifying. In fact, to me, it’s the most terrifying verse in the Bible. It literally scares the living daylights out of me, and I can’t get it out of my mind lately.