What I need to remember is that the Father didn’t spare his own Son, but gave him up for me. If he would do that, wouldn’t it stand to reason that he will grow me in the way I need to be grown, when I need to be grown? He’s already graciously given me everything I need to be pleasing in his sight. So I can rest in his work and wait for the fruit of it to appear in its season, in his time. I can trust that even when I fail he’s using my failure to make me more like him–more humble, more dependent, and more thankful for grace.2. On Stereotypes, Risk, and Jesus--Mark Driscoll interviews John Piper. 3. Just added Beasts of the Southern Wild to my film list after reading this review.
13 December 2012
1. Standing on Your Tiptoes, by Elyse Fitzpatrick.