Warm thanks to Denise Bossert of Catholic by Grace for tagging me in my first ever blogging meme!
This is how a meme works:
- Write a post on your three favorite verses from the Bible and why you like them.
- Link back to this post.
- In your post, tag three other bloggers to carry this theme forward, link back to you, and tag additional bloggers.
The theme for this meme is “Three Favorite Scripture Verses.”
Here are my favorite verses:
3 John 1:4 No greater joy can I have than this, to hear that my children follow the truth.
Although John was speaking of spiritual, not biological, children, I think of this verse as an expression of my own heart’s desire: to see my faith-filled children stay true, and my straying children return to the Church.
Matthew 28: 18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
To me, the passage describing the Great Commission is one of the most moving in Scripture, because it illustrates both Jesus’ authority and his tender care for his children. Jesus’ command to His disciples is one which each of us is still called to follow, wherever God has placed us. I’ve felt burdened by this command at times, and I have, like Moses, been inclined to ask God to “send someone else.” But I always draw strength from the heartening and beautiful words, “I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
What a wonderful expression of faith! This verse reminds me that, no matter what a Christian’s circumstance, he has cause for rejoicing as long as his faith is strong. I like to reflect upon this verse on difficult days.