Illumine

In between, where God’s Grace is its most powerful

By Scot Pollok on

God’s grace is often best seen from the seat of suffering. This location is very undesirable, but the gift outweighs its shadow. As to this amazing salvation of our whole lives in Christ Jesus, “the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and ...

The "proof" of your Faith

By Scot Pollok on

In God’s promise of complete redemption “you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to ...

Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

By Scot Pollok on

“There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, and to You the vow will be performed. O You who hear prayer, to You all men come. Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You forgive them.How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in ...

Humbly He Came

By Scot Pollok on

You may already have bags full of wrapping paper shrapnel. Perhaps you’re at the airport, braving the lines and trying desperately to count your kids every few seconds: one, two, three, four, phew. Maybe you’re relaxing alone, with a good cup of coffee and thoughts of the past year. ...

A Permanent Gift

By Scot Pollok on

Some of the saddest stories for me personally are those that are void of permanence. These kinds of tales have a thick layer of fear, uneasiness, doubt and tentativeness to them. Whether the story is of broken relationships, estrangement, parent-less children, homelessness or abandonment, there is ...

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