“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – 1 Timothy 2:1,2
God’s love, as expressed in Christ, is generous, sacrificial, costly, unconditional, and unrestricted.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” —Matthew 7:7 It was two years ago that the Lord first stirred my heart to love people who experience homelessness. It was summer and I was volunteering at Eagle Fern Camp as a participant in their Training Christian Leaders program. This entailed three weeks dedicated to service: cleaning toilets and shower houses, doing dishes, serving meals, and doing …
Standing on a narrow street in Cuba’s second largest city, my cameraman, our translator and I are shielded from the wicked, late morning sun by a row of colorful, weather-beaten buildings that look like something straight out of the 1950s. Even though this is December, it’s close to 90 degrees and the humidity has to be approaching 100 percent. My shirt is soaked through with perspiration and I can feel the sweat running down my neck and back. But the pastor I’m talking with doesn’t seem to mind or even notice the heat. He has come to Santiago from a small, rural church about three hours away and is excitedly telling me about his nation, his people, and their hunger for God’s Word.
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