Because Jesus came to earth as a little child, we can wander into Heaven like little children. Like my two little church buddies, Heaven is our safe place. We can climb up the steps to God’s throne, and reach up to be held, and we are lifted into God’s arms and we are safe.
From the inception of the creation God values life. The whole creation is alive, vibrant, and beautiful. Day after day God makes a glorious environment, full of wonder, woven together in an extraordinary interdependence that is created to make: more life. And when all is ready, when the world is perfect and clean and good,
Psalm 33 is full of joy and promise, and verse 12 is the pivotal statement: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; the people whom He has chosen as His heritage! God’s favor rests on His people. God delivers His own from famine, and our souls from death. The people that God has
Salvation always includes calling, and in different times and places and seasons the works God has prepared for us may play to our natural strengths, or they may force us to lean into the Holy Spirit for divine spiritual gifts and resources to accomplish the tasks He has called us to do. Calling also always brings blessing.