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Julie Long

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When was the last time you heard someone exclaim, “I enjoy obeying your commands, I love them!”? Yet, this is exactly what David says multiple times in Psalms.  David’s unwavering delight in God’s Word is key to his relationship with God.  From Psalm 119 (ESV), here are seven reasons to delight in God’s Word: The Word guards against sin. “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches” (v.11,14). The Bible is infinitely valuable because it exposes sin that…

Martin Luther wrote, “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.” At the end of every winter, we witness a miracle—life coming from death. Bare branches form green leaves, brown grass turns into a lovely meadow as spring blooms in dazzling beauty. The warm breezes whisper, “Come alive!” The evidence of resurrection happens before our eyes every year. Spring never fails to produce new life, springing forth from what was dead. It’s the perfect setting for Easter—the season we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus – the hope of the…

It was still dark as Mary made her way along the path to Jesus’ grave in the early morning hours. When she arrived, she saw that the stone was rolled away, and Jesus’ body was gone. Crushed by the weight of her caring she came crying, where is Jesus?  When the disciples went home dejected, Mary stayed. And then someone spoke. “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Mary begged the stranger through tears to tell her where the body was taken. With just one word, he responded: “Mary.” There was something unique about the way He said…