Through Jesus Christ, we have received the invitation to come boldly to God's Throne of Grace. We are encouraged to come to Him and to keep on coming to His throne, without fear or doubt. It is not because of our own worthiness that this gracious invitation has been available to us. Only through faith in Jesus have we been justified, forgiven, and covered in Christ's perfect Righteousness.
Maranatha! - The LORD comes! It is meant to give an upward look in a downward time. The word -maranatha is a phrase (from a Syriac dialect of the Aramaic) that, according to present consensus, means: “our Lord comes.” It is used as a greeting in the early church. As Christian believers gather they express welcomes and departures by saying, Maranatha. Think with me how great it would be if our churches could keep the same upward look today. It would transfigure the churches to a deeper awaren