Monday, July 14, 2003
Not a bad way to spend a Monday, working from the kitchen table. With my mom-in-law's accident over the weekend, I decided to hook into work from here and free up my lovely wife to not have to worry about kids while doing whatever she needed to help her mother. So I get to work on my project - another puzzle that's got us stumped - and watch PlayhouseDisney, too - woo hoo.
"As we know Jesus better, His divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive His own glory [character?] and goodness! And by that same mighty power, He has given us all of His rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in His divine nature." - 2 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
The life of grace, while no longer *under* the law, is still going to reflect obedience to the law. The moral stakes are higher, but so are Christ's provisions for us to follow through. And as we look around and see absolutely no hope, we are still promised here that we will escape the decadence that's overcome the rest of the world. That's awesome, isn't it? Especially in a time when there looks like everything is going to the gutter ethically and morally - we're called to live above the fray by the power and promise of Christ in our lives. Just a thought - back to work and more cartoons!