Question asked of everyone

On this point, we can all agree! Every one of us hates (and yes, I intentionally chose this strong word) the same thing. And so does God. It’s inevitable. No human can defeat it. Solomon said that it “is the destiny of every man.” So most of the time we respond by doing the onlyContinue reading “Question asked of everyone”

Never late!

Recently we sang a song at church where we declared that God is a “way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper and a light in the darkness.” The song continued, “Even when I don’t see it, You’re working. Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working. You never stop, You never stop working.” Voices sang louder…andContinue reading “Never late!”

The value of a comma

I don’t remember the details but I was very, very young when I committed Psalm 23 to memory. It must have been a Sunday School teacher who encouraged me to memorize the Bible passage that is probably the most familiar to people. What I actually do remember vividly is being confused. Why? Because I learnedContinue reading “The value of a comma”

The Gate

     Do you think his parents prayed for a healthy baby? Do you think they asked God to heal their baby’s eyes when they realized he was blind? I do. But the answer they wanted didn’t come…until it was God’s perfect time to say “yes.”      Yes, because of God’s compassion and love,Continue reading “The Gate”

I know that I know

“I can see! I can see smiles. I can see sunsets and sunrises. I can see colors. I can see where I am walking. I can see!” Jesus healed the blind beggar and for the very first time in his life, he could see. He would be forever changed. Can you imagine his awe andContinue reading “I know that I know”

“I see!”

Multiple miracles. The gift of sight. Freedom from a life of begging. A life changed forever. Jesus revealing more of His identity. But alas, people argued. People divided. Lots of drama can be discovered by reading John 9:6-16. Jesus spit on the ground, made some mud with His saliva, and put it on the blind man’sContinue reading ““I see!””

“What are you doing about it?”

Look at those smiles! Aren’t they beautiful? I’m going to tell you more about these precious girls who I’ve grown to cherish; but first, let me tell you why they came to mind. I was only able to read one more sentence in John’s gospel, verse 9:2, before I was struck by the callousness ofContinue reading ““What are you doing about it?””

Always has been, always will be

I pondered this countless times. Then the day finally arrived when I underlined it because I had wrestled with it enough. I knew it was true. Yet I am fairly certain that I will always contemplate the magnitude of this revelation.  My mind understands within boundaries of time so I can only grasp it by faith.Continue reading “Always has been, always will be”

Light that you can count on

Figuratively, He boldly drew the line in the sand a little bit deeper. Jesus had previously declared to the crowd that He is Living Water. Consequently some decided to follow Him while others became hostile. The people were divided. So He made another “I Am” revelation…When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I amContinue reading “Light that you can count on”