This Holy Week, when we remember Jesus' death on the cross so that He could accept punishment for our sin and His resurrection when He opened up eternity to all who follow Him, the world is beclouded by sadness. From the horrible killings in Minnesota to the killing of Terri Schiavo in Florida, people are wrestling with the bleak realities of our fallen world.
But there is also hope and there is beauty.
Read this message from pastor who posts her messages on a blog. Very nice...Jesus brings freedom!
Read this wonderful meditation on the pain and joy of parenting from Gordon Atkinson. It's painful to watch our children go through difficult times. But when one considers the horrors that happened in a Minnesota school this week, the normal turmoil of adolescence seems almost sweet and safe!