Author Archives: Max Lucado

God Will Always Be There For You

God Will Always Be There For You

The 1989 Armenian earthquake needed only four minutes to flatten the nation and kill thirty thousand people. Moments after the deadly tremor ceased, a father raced to an elementary school to save his son. When he arrived, he saw that the building had been leveled. Looking at the mass of stones and rubble, he remembered

Desperate Dads Go to Jesus

Our kids were God’s kids first… We tend to forget this fact, regarding our children as “our” children, as though we have the final say in their health and welfare. We don’t. All people are God’s people, including the small people who sit at our tables. Wise are the parents who regularly give their children back to God. A father is

This Is Love

His Love Never Fails

Mary had been there. She had heard the leaders clamor for Jesus’ blood. She had witnessed the Roman whip rip the skin off His back. She had winced as the thorns sliced His brow and wept at the weight of the cross. In the Louvre there is a painting of the scene of the cross. In the painting the stars

John 2:9

Jesus, the Wedding Guest

Jesus… The man. The bronzed Galilean who spoke with such thunderous authority and loved with such childlike humility. He could have lived over us or away from us. But He didn’t. He lived among us. He became a friend of the sinner and brother of the poor. He went to great pains to be as human as the guy down the street.

Max Lucado

A Heart Like Jesus

What if, for one day, Jesus were to become you? What if, for twenty-four hours, Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule? Your boss becomes His boss, your mother becomes His mother, your pains become His pains? With one exception, nothing about your life changes. Your health doesn’t change. Your

Proverbs 28:14

Hope for the Hard Heart

“For God so loved the world…” “I saw a woman today who finally became hard as wood all over.” French physician Guy Patin wrote these words in 1692, the first clinical description of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva or FOP. He unknowingly introduced the world to a cryptic disease that slowly, irreversibly turns its victims into a mass of solid bone. Healthy

Philippians 2:7

Leaving Nazareth

The city of Nazareth sits on a summit. Certainly no Nazarene boy could resist an occasional hike to the crest to look out over the valley beneath. Sitting six hundred feet above the level of the sea, the young Jesus could examine this world He had made. Mountain flowers in the spring. Cool sunsets. Pelicans

Love Cautions the Loved

The flood came and destroyed them. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes. — Matthew 24:39 I did something different recently; I listened to the airline attendant as she gave her warnings. Typically, my nose is buried in a book or project, but a commercial plane had crashed the day before. Watching the newscasts of the

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