Max Lucado 3:16 – The Numbers of Hope: October 31, 2016

Inhabitants of heaven forever marvel at the sins God forgave, the promises he keeps, the plan he executes.  He’s not the grand marshal of the parade; he is the parade.  He’s not the main event; he’s the only event.  His Broadway features a single stage and star: himself.  He hosts the only production and invites every living soul to attend.

Max Lucado

Max Lucado 3:16 – The Numbers of Hope: October 30, 2016

One thing I ask of the Lord…

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

all the days of my life,

to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord

and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble…

he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle

and set me high upon a rock

Psalm 27:4-5

Max Lucado 3:16 – The Numbers of Hope: October 29, 2016

The hero of heaven is God.  Angels don’t worship mansions or glittering avenues.  Neither gates nor jewels prompt the the hosts to sing… God does.  His majesty stirs the pen of heaven’s poets and the awe of her citizens.  They enjoy an eternity-long answer to David’s prayer: “One thing I ask of the Lord…to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord” (Psalm 27:4).  What else warrants a look?

Max Lucado

Max Lucado 3:16 – The Numbers of Hope: October 25, 2016

Every path does not lead to God.  Jesus blazed a stand-alone trail void of self-salvation.  He cleared a one-of-a-kind passageway uncluttered by human effort.  Christ came, not for the strong, but for the weak; not for the righteous, but for the sinner.  We enter his way upon confession of our need, not completion of our deeds.  He offers a unique-to-him invitation in which he works and we trust, he dies and we live, he invites and we believe.  We believe in him.

Max Lucado