By John Sandford
Virgil Flowers investigates a miracle–and a murder–in the wickedly entertaining new thriller from the master of “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist)
Pinion, Minnesota: a metropolis of all of seven hundred souls, for which the word…
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming,
“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God,
Slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
The Lord is my light and my salvation
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life
of whom shall I be afraid?
He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
And obtains favor from the Lord
In their hearts human beings plan their course,
But the LORD establishes their steps.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
I have hidden your word in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit:
For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of Men.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
Neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.