1. The reason that God’s commandments are not burdensome is that Jesus has fulfilled them.
  2. Walking in the light doesn't entail a spotless moral record but rather an honest appraisal of who we are.
  3. God’s love is axiomatic; it just is. It’s a truism without a logical explanation.
  4. There is no comfort in naked sovereignty. A bully may be said to be “sovereign” over the elementary school playground, but that doesn’t bring much comfort nor does it promise security. We need something more than a God who is in control.
  5. The true miracle of springtime isn't simply its beauty, but in the way it foreshadows the sprigs of life that spring forth when God creates faith from the fallow ground of dead sinners.