"Jesus answered: 'Watch out that no one deceives you.'" ♥ Matthew 24:4


This male sparrow came by early today. I have no idea if this is the same one who keeps coming back to the same place, but it seems to have found refuge around here. He feels lonely and he’s wondering where his friends are.

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24 NIV

In this clip, the bird is cleaning its beak of something. It’s the same bird you see on the fence. There’s nothing this bird could have done that would make Jesus love him less…

The devil can dangle your past sins
But God’s mercy and forgiveness wins
The accuser of the brethren
Can only try and threaten

What he doesn’t understand
Is that I am in God’s mighty hand
There’s no more shame
When I am covered by The Name

Can you say the same?
When everything seems like a game?
Maybe it’s high time
To own up to our crime

As you look into the mirror
It’s hard to hide that furor
Please don’t forget to remember
It’s never too late to surrender

Only when you’re covered by The Name
Will you never experience shame
Oh that sweet forgiveness!
Freely given to a faithful witness!

The devil is a liar!
Watch out for his friar!
They call it ‘Absolution’
To blot out your transgression

Salvation is only by grace
This is the truth we all must face
There’s no more guilt and shame
When we are covered by The Name

The poem above entitled No Shame In The Name was originally written in 2019. Testimony (below) was written in 2020 and it echoes the same sentiment.

Sin And Compassion
Living Out Your Conviction

Mystery of Grace | You Brought Me Back To Life

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

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