When Ernest Kimwanuka Kintu Sempebwa was born in 1918, Uganda was just beginning to recover from the East African Campaign – a series of violent battles that spread across East Africa during World War I. The nation was also in the midst of a sleeping sickness epidemic.
Accessibility is something we often take for granted.
Throughout Scripture, God expresses His deep love for children. From the deliverance of the baby Moses from Pharaoh’s vendetta against the Israelites (Exodus 1:22-2:1-10) to His protection of the baby Jesus from King Herod’s attempt to murder the coming Messiah (Matthew 2), we see God not only caring about the welfare of children, but involving them in His plan to redeem mankind.
“The last true national hero America has ever had.” That’s how writer Tom Wolfe described John Glenn. Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died on December 8. He was ninety-five. While most will remember him for his career as an astronaut and a four-term U.S. Senator, Glenn was also a man of faith. At the press conference held in 1959 to introduce NASA’s choices for the U.S. space program, Glenn shocked his fellow astronauts, as well as the …
The Bible text did not originate in a vacuum. It was written in a very specific socio-historic context. It’s important to look at the world behind the text.
The Bible tells us that nothing is impossible with God. As evidence, it records the parting of the Red Sea (Exodus 14:21,22), the deliverance of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace (Daniel 3), the sun standing still (Joshua 10:13), and, of course, the greatest miracle of all: the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mark 16).
In Baltimore, at least 3,000 people are homeless, sleeping on the streets on any given night. But they aren’t unnoticed or forgotten. God remembers them. They are made in His image and He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on their behalf, so they could be forgiven and know eternal life.