Is 2021 over yet? No? Well, at least the week is nearly over!
We actually had a few sunny days here this week—a rarity in the winter—and it certainly does perk up one’s mind and body to just see the sun brightening the sky. This is especially true in the midst of the cold gloom of the winter months, whether they are literal calendar months or figurative seasons of life. It’s amazing what a little sunlight can do.
And to think that, one day, we will have no need of the sun!
I did not see a temple in it, because the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never close by day because it will never be night there. They will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. Nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those written in the Lamb’s book of life.Revelation 21:22-27 (CSB)
For now, though, I am quite thankful for that massive ball of fire in the sky. It is indeed a common grace given by God to all men and women.
Well, I suppose a few things happened this week that may have generated headlines, but let’s ignore most of those and take a look at a slightly less controversial week in review (kind of):
- What an amazing testimony.
- Hm, I’ll have to wait and see how I feel about this.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- When things look bleak.
- This is sad news. He certainly helped build quite a team!
- This sounds like a good biography on Bavinck.
I realize this week’s list of links is rather short. Don’t blame me, blame current events! As it turned out, there weren’t many stories available this week that weren’t controversial. So enjoy a little extra free time!
Just one thing: As citizens of heaven, live your life worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, in one accord, contending together for the faith of the gospel, not being frightened in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction for them, but of your salvation — and this is from God. For it has been granted to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, since you are engaged in the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I have.Philippians 1:27-30 (CSB)