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The Bible warns of some really BAD news for the people of this world. Throughout history, time and again, we have failed to abide by God's laws. The ultimate consequence for our disobedience will be permanent separation from the very One who created us. So... where is the GOOD news, you might ask? Christians believe the GOOD news to be this: that Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, came to earth to save us from that fate. His horrific suffering and painful death on a cross atoned for every transgression we have, or ever will, commit. To profess faith in Christ is to rise to new life, just as He did on that Easter Sunday all those years ago. More abundant living now, and the promise of a future in God's paradise, await those who follow Him. Paradise, found! That is the GOOD NEWS that Easter brings, news "that saved a wretch like me..."
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There are countless names for God that seek to describe His character and nature. Some of my favorites include the Great I AM, the Most High God, Everlasting Father and the Great Physician. After years of Bible study, my list of names of or titles for God has grown quite extensive. But today, I'll add a new moniker to that list: The Great Listener . God is always willing to listen to my ramblings; He is more than able to receive and respond to my praises and to my appeals. No matter the hour, no matter the place, HE IS THERE and wants to hear from me. What a gift it is to have such a friend; may I respond by being a good friend to and great listener for someone who needs to be heard today. Image courtesy of QuoteFancy