David Logan

Trust in the Lord and Do Good

"I wish my husband, who does know the Lord, would take more of a leadership role in our family Bible readings," a mother of several small children confided to us. Instead of nagging her husband about it, she turned to God in prayer, putting her trust in Him. Some time later she began having difficulty with her eyesight, indeed for several months could not read at all. This necessitated her husband doing the reading of Scripture. As the Lord graciously restored her eyesight, h...

A Lesson in Love

It was a Sunday evening in the busy Emergency Department where I was on duty with other physicians. There had been an accident in which a pickup truck had overturned. The occupants, three young men, were brought in for evaluation and care. One of the young fellows was so drunk he could give no coherent account of what had happened, nor if he hurt, nor where. The patient’s vital signs were stable and evaluation by the doctor who had assumed his care, revealed n...

Three Cheers!

"Cheer up," they told me, "things could be worse." So I cheered up—and sure enough, things did get worse. In contrast to man’s well meaning, but empty phrases, when Christ tells us to cheer up, there is every good reason to do so. On at least three occasions, He told his disciples to "Be of good cheer," then immediately followed it with the reason why. Christ gives us three powerful cheers from God for three primary fears of man. The most compelling fear of an...

Godly Sorrow

"There's a snake!" My sister's words were urgent as our family chatted in the living room of our African home. We followed her gaze and with a cold chill recognized an adult spitting cobra under one of the chairs.  Immediately all conversation ceased and other activity halted until we had removed the danger from our home. That same urgency to deal with something exceedingly harmful should characterize our first response to sin in our lives when convicted by God. Scripture documen...
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