I pray that in this extended time of social distancing we might have a time of spiritual nearing. Affliction refines the affections.
God is great. This truth cannot be measured by our present circumstances. But our hope can be measured by this truth.
The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’ Therefore order the tomb to be made […]
He took to himself what He was not, while remaining what He was; He came to us in a man without ever departing from the Father (in heaven); He continued to be what He is while appearing to us as what we are; His divine power was […]
Our forefathers, from the first settlement of the country, esteemed certain seasons of the year as highly proper for special acts of devotion. At the opening of the spring, they judged it fit and suitable, to set apart a day for humiliation and prayer; that they might implore the divine blessing on the affairs of the ensuing season—that it might be rendered fruitful, healthy and prosperous. And after the reception of these mercies, at the close of the season, another day was set apart for public thanksgiving. To this custom of our pious and renowned ancestors the proclamation for the observance of this day expressly refers.