Why did God choose Mary?

Why did God choose Mary?

Only God knows why He chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, but one thing we know is that there was nothing random about it. He had Mary in His mind before the creation of the world. After mankind sinned in Genesis 3, God immediately promised to send the Savior...
Why does being thankful matter to God?

Why does being thankful matter to God?

The Christian message we often hear is how much God loves us and how He came to die to pay the price for our sins. All that is true, but the outcome of our faith should reflect a desire to walk with Him and become more like Him in the way we live and love one another....
Does Jesus understand me?

Does Jesus understand me?

We all experience times when friends and foes have frustrated us, hurt our feelings and made us angry. Loneliness and sadness set in because no one seems to understand us. God does. He knows everyone of our hurts and frustrations, and they all matter to Him. Why does...
What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

What does it mean to be a peacemaker?

When Jesus spoke on the Beatitudes, he said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). The Hebrew word for peace is Shalom, which means completeness, soundness, welfare, peace or wholeness. God’s peace is...
What are ghosts, and should I fear them?

What are ghosts, and should I fear them?

Are there such things as ghosts? Yes, there are spirit beings, and ghosts would be an example. They are not ghosts; however, when spirit beings are defined as people who have died. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil....