This ‘n’ That — Do Not Be Surprised…

Well, I hope everyone had a joyful Easter!

This has been a bit of a frazzling (is that even a word?) week for me, so I’m thankful it’s coming to an end. Still, even amid the nonsense of life, our God is good and gracious and sovereign! A friend posted the following John Calvin quote on Facebook this week. I found it helpful and encouraging, and thought you might, too:

[W]hen we are unjustly wounded by men, let us overlook their wickedness (which would but worsen our pain and sharpen our minds to revenge), remember to mount up to God, and learn to believe for certain that whatever our enemy has wickedly committed against us was permitted and sent by God’s just dispensation.

John Calvin, Institutes, 1.17.8

Pondering God’s providence could keep us occupied for eternity, couldn’t it? Well, contemplate it for a bit, but when your brain starts to ache, come back here so you can enjoy your week in review (kind of):

  • Awhile back, I grew quite weary of The Babylon Bee, so I don’t frequent the site at all anymore. Still, this infographic showed up in my Twitter feed and it was amusing enough to share.
  • I admit, I only watched the Lion King themed video, but it was pretty well done.
  • In case you missed it over the holiday weekend.
  • Download this book (it’s free, so you have no reason not to) and read it. Once you’ve ruminated on its truth for a week or two, read it again. It’s that important.
  • I don’t know what’s happening here, but I love this picture.
  • Like me, many of you probably don’t agree with Rachel Held Evans on much of anything, at least as far as Christian doctrine is concerned. That should not stop us from praying for her, though. Will you join me?
  • Pray for Sri Lanka, too.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
  • Oh dear. Come quickly, Jesus!
  • This is an excellent sermon from Mark 9, warning us of the dangers of clinging to a “narrow-minded exclusivism.” If you’ve ever been affected by this type of mindset within the church, I think you’ll appreciate Alistair Begg’s teaching in this message.

Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better.

Blaise Pascal

via This ‘n’ That — Do Not Be Surprised…

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