After three days, his parents found him in the temple. His mother said to him, ‘Son, how could you treat us this way? Your father and I have been anxiously looking for you.’ And He said to them, ‘Why is it that you were looking … Continue reading He Hadn’t Seen His Father In 12 Years
Even 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. Psalm 23:4 Too many changes in one’s life, all at once, put a person in … Continue reading Unwanted Changes
My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words. Psalm 119:139 David's definition of anger as "a zeal that consumes" is a good one. Jesus said something similar when he turned over the tables in the temple and sent coins flying. “Zeal for your … Continue reading I’m Angry But Why, Exactly?
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. Psalm 119:27 I used to be immersed in a Bible-study environment. My husband and I worked for a large Christian ministry for the first many years of our marriage. … Continue reading When It Doesn’t Mean Anything
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah Psalm 32:5 Acknowledging our sin, while God requires it to be forgiven, can … Continue reading What Can Be Missing
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7” Lord, forgive us for looking to broken cisterns for living water. As your children, we may live wanting, groaning for your kingdom to come, but … Continue reading Who Can We Trust? Look Up!
I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me. Psalm 119:19 High political leaders know they need ambassadors to represent them in other countries. They look far and wide to discover the man or woman who will do the job well. … Continue reading My Post As An Ambassador
Truth shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Psalm 85: 11 When the truth is questioned, do I dig my heels in because I belong to God, or am I adamant because it serves me? I remember when Jesus' identity was questioned. He … Continue reading Who Does The Truth Serve?
My heart stands in awe of Your words. I rejoice at Your Word as one who finds a great treasure. Psalm 119:161-162 Twenty years ago (and doesn’t time fly), I dropped by Pier One on the day of their best clearance sale. I was going … Continue reading Nana’s Blue Bowl