Week in Review

This ‘n’ That

Sometimes circumstances cause you to consider the brevity of life. I know, it’s not a pleasant thought, but it’s something upon which we should reflect from time to time. And it ought to make us pause and carefully consider our standing before God.

Listening to a podcast about cold cases as I enjoyed a rather chilly walk one afternoon, this reality struck me anew. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow. And we must be prepared for that day when it comes.

For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. This is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God. —John 3:16-21 (CSB)

Let this spur us on to boldly proclaim salvation in Christ alone. Our bodies may decay, but let us rejoice that, if we know Christ, we will have life eternal.

Okay, apologies for being a bit morose, but what do you expect after Punxsutawney Phil tells us that we’re facing 6 more weeks of winter? Hopefully you’re ready to wind down your week and relax while you enjoy your week in review:

  • If you’re on Twitter, you should follow this account. It’s sobering, but it provides daily reminders of something we should never forget.
  • Do you remember Viennetta ice cream? Well, it’s back!
  • I’ve never heard of Elissa Landi, but now I’m kind of curious to read the biography.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • I was surprised to hear of Dustin Diamond’s sudden passing this week. Screech was a household name for my generation.
  • Spiritual abuse is more widespread than you may realize, and there are far too many bully pastors standing behind pulpits.
  • I don’t particularly like bats (does anybody?), but I still thought this was well done.

Truly I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not come under judgment but has passed from death to life.

John 5:24 (CSB)
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