Mountains and Valleys

“He climbed the high mountain, He captured the enemy and seized the plunder, He handed it all out in gifts to the people. Is it not true that the One who climbed up also climbed down, down to the valley of earth? And the One who climbed down is the One who climbed back up, up to highest heaven. He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts.” (Ephesians 4:8-10 from “The Message”)

God’s Timing…

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day.  The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives.” (2 Peter 3:8-9)

COME HOME!

“Most importantly, love each other deeply, because love will cause people to forgive each other for many sins. Open your homes to each other, without complaining. Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace.” (1 Peter 4:8-10)

Now is the time!

“There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season .- There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 from New Century Version & “The Message”)

An Exile Called COVID!

“Soon all the Israelites started complaining. They said, “We want meat! We remember the fish we ate for free in Egypt. We also had cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” (Numbers 11:4-6)