Lately we have been seeking to answer the question of how we walk in love. We have discussed what agape love looks like. We talked about loving in deed and in truth. In this post we are going to look at a very familiar story to see what love looks like in practice.
I would be willing to bet that there have been times when we have all felt we were helpless victims at the mercy of our circumstances. There are times when life seems to spin out of control and there appears to be nothing we can do about it. I am glad to be able to tell you that this is not necessarily the case.
We have all felt it at one time or another: the soul-searing pain of loss. A job suddenly comes to an end. A business we have invested in fails. A relationship we have invested time and energy in ends painfully. In those moments we can feel like all the time, effort and resources we invested was a huge waste. Do I have good news for you…
This is the third post on the subject of receiving healing as it is outlined in James 5:14 – 15. In the first post I discussed the various characters involved in the healing process. In the second post I looked at the various responsibilities of those characters. In this post I will discuss the place of faith as it concerns each of the characters involved.
The other night my wife and I went to see the recently released movie version of Les Misérables. While I had been looking forward to seeing it, it turned out to be better than I ever imagined. Based on Victor Hugo’s sweeping novel, it is a film of epic proportions that tells a story loaded with Kingdom values.
Picture taken from the film website.