View from the Pew Blog
The View from the Pew is the blog of reflections and responses to Sunday morning worship, sermons, and events in the life of Riverside Christian Reformed Church. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the post authors, and not necessarily those of Riverside CRC, or the Christian Reformed Church.
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Immanuel, literally – the God with us, He Himself will save His people from their sins. We must not understate how radical this is.
We can have hope in our hurt. We’ve heard it said that God never gives us more than we can bear. Don’t you believe it. It’s not in the Bible.
What fills you with wondering? Do you feel like you need an answer for everything? Does your wondering leave you with doubts? There is hope in wondering.
Even at our best, our weakness is overwhelming, but it is what leads us to hope. Because, at just the right time, in our weakness, Christ died for us. Maybe that’s too simple a paraphrase of this Scripture? “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly….
In the last week my tongue has uttered a phrase that I never thought it would. “World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.” As a life-long, long-suffering, Cubs fan, I have known the languages of patience and persistence. Now, I have to learn to say, “Next year is this year.” I’ve discovered new meanings to “Cubs Win!”…
Lack of contentment leads to viewing money as an end, or greed and stealing. How do we find contentment, when money seems like the means to it? Can we enjoy having money without feeling greedy or guilty? Is this just another all too common first-world problem?