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 […]
This is the scene outside my desk window this morning from Atlanta Georgia in December, and I cannot help but think of the majesty and beauty of God’s creation!  How appropriately named is our Savior, the Firstborn over all Creation (Colossians 1:15).  How can we not stop in awe? The world seems quieter when it snows.  Some of this may be because of less traffic and people out shopping, but there is a scientific reason as well.  When snow accumulates on the ground and trees, it acts like a sound absorber and dampens the sound waves.  I also believe God created it that way. The firstborn of all creation refers to Jesus’ deity: his preeminence and highest ranking over all […]
“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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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope 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. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.