It was such a small comment, but it clearly reflects something many of us raised in Christian homes subconsciously believe: That being a Christian = Being a virgin and Being a virgin = Being a Christian.
The darkness will soon be chased away by His Light. The Lamb will come as the Conqueror to win the war; the Lion will come as the Healer to set all of Creation back into its intended order; and the Slain will come as the King, into whose royal family we are adopted as sons and daughters.
Discovering how to care for those with depression has been personally difficult, but extremely rewarding. The best thing you can do is be really candid with the people you love who are hurting, and give them a comfortable space to try and tell you what they might need from you.
It dawned on me that laziness in any form is spiritual laziness. We don’t decide to be lazy out of nowhere. We consciously decide to set aside our responsibilities and gifts to indulge our flesh.
And no single gunman, no hand of a terrorist, no disease or cancer, no tragic accident, nor even the final days of our old age can ever separate us from the love and sheer grace of God. Read these two comforting words in the Bible.