Unlocked Archives: What Is God Like?

  • December 26, 2021

    Consider the birds, Whose magnificent wings Propel them through the air. No human voice could match Their song, and their beauty's Beyond compare. Consider the lilies, As they color the fields, And wonder at how they grow. Flowers do not work, Or look after themselves, Yet they're clothed by a heavenly glow. The God of [...]

  • December 25, 2021

    He takes a whole mass of nothing, a void of empty, and fills it with light—and life! This is our God. When His heart breaks over evil and sin consuming His precious creation, He seeks out the faithful and delivers them. After the waters roar and the mountain peaks are covered, He covers us with [...]

  • December 20, 2021

    On a rainy African day, we flew in a small plane from the city of Monrovia, Liberia, to a small airstrip in the northern part of the country. This ninety- minute flight saved us two days of travel on muddy, washed-out roads. The most amazing part was rising above the rain clouds and emerging into [...]

  • December 10, 2021

    Our world is full of turmoil—torn apart by wars, filled with pain and brokenness. And yet, despite all the chaos, we continue to rise. Abba's Own, we call ourselves. No longer are we enslaved by the Dark Shadow. We are free. Before Abba called us as His own, our sins consumed us, our minds were [...]

  • December 3, 2021

    Marching up to the battle line Gleaming armor so sublime Ready to fight Satan's evil Held in this dark His army, oh so stark God's army was strong Heads held up in this throng Hearts brave and bold Our story unfolds Victory is ours The strong hearts empowered Chase away the evil No longer feeble [...]

  • November 30, 2021

    The sun descends on the horizon, and the thought comes: "Did I do a good enough job today"? Almost every night, I would evaluate this question. I realize now that this was kind of like asking myself: "Do I deserve to sleep?" Most days, my answer was no. And I would feel defeated, exhausted, and [...]

  • November 27, 2021

    Once, I visited someone with a seven-year-old daughter. Her father would play with her every evening after work and then ask her what gift she wanted him to bring the following day. The little girl would excitedly mention a number of things she wanted. However, day after day, the father would not bring anything home [...]

  • November 24, 2021

    When I lived in Peru for a few months, some days I felt like I didn't belong. I was a tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, one-armed American. I stuck out among my Peruvian neighbors. No matter how many people welcomed me into their homes and their city, I knew I was different. This experience has given me [...]

  • November 6, 2021

    There are many sad things in this world: death, sickness, and isolation, to name a few. We can all get overwhelmed by this sadness from time to time. When that happens, Psalm 23 can be a source of great comfort. King David, the author of this psalm, begins by stating that because God is our [...]

  • November 3, 2021

    Have you heard the expression “have faith”? What does it mean to have faith? One biblical example is a woman whose name we never hear. She is simply called the widow of a prophet. When her husband died, he left behind some debt. In those times, someone in debt often hired out themself or their [...]