Stories, Devotionals, Reflections, and Sermons of Welcome
Salmos 31:1 (PDT): “SEÑOR, en ti he buscado refugio; no me decepciones. Sálvame porque eres justo.”
Acts 2:26 “…therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will live in hope.” (NRSV)
Hechos 2:26 “Por eso se alegra mi corazón, y mi lengua canta llena de gozo. Todo mi ser vivirá confiadamente” (DHH)
Psalm 31:9 (CEB) Have mercy on me, Lord, because I’m depressed. My vision fails because of my grief, as do my spirit and my body.
Salmos 31:9 (NVI) Tenme compasión, Señor, que estoy angustiado; el dolor está acabando con mis ojos, con mi alma, ¡con mi cuerpo!
John 9: 25, 30-33 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”...The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
Juan 9:25, 30-33 Si es pecador, no lo sé —respondió el hombre—. Lo único que sé es que yo era ciego y ahora veo… ―¡Allí está lo sorprendente! —respondió el hombre—: que ustedes no sepan de dónde salió, y que a mí me haya abierto los ojos. Sabemos que Dios no escucha a los pecadores, pero sí a los piadosos y a quienes hacen su voluntad. Jamás se ha sabido que alguien lehaya abierto los ojos a uno que nació ciego. Si este hombre no viniera de parte de Dios, no podría hacer nada.
Matthew 4:1-3, 8-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread...” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Exodus 24:12(MSG): God said to Moses, “Climb higher up the mountain and wait there for me; I ‘ll give you tablets of stone, the teachings and commandments that I’ve written to instruct them”
Isaiah 49:15-16(MSG): Can a woman forget her nursing child? Will she have no compassion on the child from her womb? Although mothers may forget, I will not forget you. See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. Your walls are always in my presence.
John 10:28-30 (MSG): I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”