Author Archives: Max Lucado

Here is God

Here is God

I am with you always, even to the end of the age. — Matthew 28:20 When ancient sailors sketched maps of the oceans, they disclosed their fears. On the vast unexplored waters, cartographers wrote such words as “Here be dragons” and “Here be demons.” If you drew a map of your world, would we read such phrases? Over the unknown

A Fountain of Love

This is what real love is: … it is God’s love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins. — 1 John 4:10 You’ve had enough of human love. Haven’t you? Enough guys wooing you with Elvis-impersonator sincerity. Enough tabloids telling you that true love is just a diet away. Enough helium-filled expectations

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Who Can Fathom Eternity?

God has planted eternity in the hearts of men. — Ecclesiastes 3:10 It doesn’t take a wise person to know that people long for more than earth. When we see pain, we yearn. When we see hunger, we question why. Senseless deaths. Endless tears, needless loss… We have our moments. The newborn on our breast, the bride on our

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The Secret to Loving

Could two people be more different? He is looked up to. She is looked down on. He is a church leader. She is a streetwalker. He makes a living promoting standards. She’s made a living breaking them. He’s hosting the party. She’s crashing it. Ask the other residents of Capernaum to point out the more pious of

His Name is Jesus

Jesus — Completely Human, Completely Divine

She will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Jesus In the four gospels of the New Testament, it’s His most common name — used almost six hundred times. And a common name it was. Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, Jeshua, and Jehoshua —

A Robe of Righteousness

You were all clothed with Christ. — Galatians 3:27 We eat our share of forbidden fruit. We say what we shouldn’t say. Go where we shouldn’t go. Pluck fruit from trees we shouldn’t touch. And when we do, the door opens, and the shame tumbles in. And we hide. We sew fig leaves… We cover ourselves

An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado

Empty Pockets and Bare Cupboards

Mark this down: God does not save us because of what we’ve done. Only a puny god could be bought with tithes. Only an egotistical god would be impressed with our pain. Only a temperamental god could be satisfied by sacrifices. Only a heartless god would sell salvation to the highest bidders. And only a

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