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In Exodus 24:12 there’s an intriguing moment where God calls Moses to come up to Him on top of a mountain in order to receive the laws and commandments God has for His people. The text says; The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.” At first glance, it looks like God is merely calling Moses to climb the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, but there is something so much bigger going on. The phrase “stay here” in this text is better translated by the phrase, “be here” or “exist here.” So, this has led many theologians and scholars over the years to wrestle with what Moses is actually being asked to do. Is God calling him to climb the mountain to merely get the tablets of stone, or is He asking of Moses something much more profound? In essence, God is asking Moses to climb the mountain, not merely to collect a few tablets of stone, but


Do you believe in miracles? I do. I don't believe that everything called a miracle really is a miracle. In fact, I've been disappointed more than once with something or someone who faked a miracle. But miracles happen all around us every day. Some of the miracles are super-extraordinary; others, like a sunset, the human body or the true love of a man and woman, have become so ordinary that we hardly call them a miracle even though that's exactly what they are. What is a miracle? A miracle makes an opening in the wall that separates this world and another. A miracle is a wonder, a beam of God's supernatural power injected into history. A miracle is a happening that cannot be explained in terms of ordinary life. Christ performed at least thirty-five miracles in the Bible: turning water into wine, walking on water, healing the sick, multiplying loaves and fish, and even raising the dead. Why did Christ perform so many miracles? Did he do it to persuade


The late American author Irving Kristol, known as the godfather of neoconservatism said, "Being frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters of life begin when you get what you want." This is because what you want — or what you think you want — is so often not what you really need in order to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. There will come a time when you will realize that the trinket you worked so hard to acquire, or even the goal you sacrificed so much to reach, doesn't bring the satisfaction you expected it would. It is then you then find yourself asking, as so many have, "Is that all there is? Is this as good as it gets?" The goals you set for yourself will always have a place in your life. The accumulating of possessions will always be part of the human experience, but you will serve yourself best the sooner you understand that these things will never be enough. They will never bring real contentment or happiness. You serve y