Monday, March 30, 2009

Preventable Deaths

Did you know that every minute there are 24 children in the world die from preventable diseases such as diarrhea?

That is shocking!

Friday, March 27, 2009

And if one sins...

And if one sins, we have before the Father, an advocate- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. (my translation)

Why does John call him the Righteous One? How fitting would it have been if he said the Lamb of God or another name that was used before? My take is that it qualifies him to be the wrath-bearer for our sins. The assurance that we have in him as our advocate is based on the righteous life that he lived. What grace it is to have the Righteous One as our advocate!