There is so much beauty and majesty this time of year – from the colorful leaves to the pristine, white snow. It seems appropriate that the Savior of the world would be called the “Firstborn over all Creation”. Jesus did not first arrive as a baby in a manger. Jesus was not created but has always been. The Apostle Paul describes Jesus this way: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and by Him all […]
We live in a chaotic and constantly changing world right now, and we could all use some stability. Children need stability, the weather needs stability, and our 401k’s need stability! High prices, airline delays, shortages, a pandemic, war, crime, 24/7 news and more have all added to our stress lately. Our world is changing at record rates. I wonder how recognizable our world will be in another thirty years. And yet with all of these constant changes, it makes it hard to determine what is actually true or not. Even my weather app changes its predictions from sunny to rain in a matter of minutes. It seems facts are only true for a few minutes or a day or two […]
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land.  About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice. “Elí, Elí, lemá sabachtháni?  My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus shouted again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split. ~ from Matthew 27:45-51 Forsaken.  At this moment, Jesus was abandoned by God. Jesus had been with God from the very beginning, and now he was alone, abandoned, and in despair. Jesus became the sin-bearer for us, carrying all of our sins and […]

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.