The God Who Sees Me…

“You are the God who sees me…” __ Hagar   I’ve always felt a kinship with Hagar.  Hagar was the maidservant of Sarah, Abraham’s wife. This is her story: Sarah, the wife of Abraham, was barren.  None-the-less, God had promised  that through their children would come the nation of Israel.  Abraham and Sarah had tried…

Accepting Bridges, Instead of Walls

God has called us to build bridges and not walls.  The whole story of Christ’s life, testifies to this.  During his ministry, Jesus broke down many walls of separation. For example: Jesus was a Judean Refugee living in Egypt.  (What if Egypt had built a wall?) Jesus had many women disciples. (Gender Wall) Jesus praised the Samaritans, whom the Jews…

My Soul To Take

  Oh, that God would mold this clay, nothing but dust, dirt and decay! And yet, in me, He saw some worth; He sent his Son, from Heaven to Earth. To lay down his life, upon the cross, to thirst, and bleed, and suffer loss. And so for me, His Glory awaits; one day I’ll…

God’s Abstract Love

There are some things we will never understand, and God’s love is one of them.  Maybe there are times, we think, we comprehend its depth, only to have the knowledge drift away, like a cloud in the sky. If it were possible to put God’s love to canvas, you can be sure, it would be abstract art.  I truly enjoy…

The Lord is my Shepherd

When, blessings like a river, swarm. “The Lord is my shepherd.”  And thus begins Psalm 23. King David is the author of Psalm 23; however, as much as we Christians would like to believe, David was not the first to pen the idea of God as shepherd. History tells us, this metaphor, of comparing god to shepherd, was common…

Never Hesitate To Prove Your Love

Some two thousand years ago Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?”  Not once, but three times Jesus asked this of Peter, and three times Peter replied, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” One may question, why did Jesus ask this three times? Why wasn’t one “yes” enough for Jesus? Was Jesus so insecure that he…

More Than a Conqueror

For the past week I’ve lived a defeated life.  I’ve lived as though my fears had come to fruition, and those things I dreaded the most, had arrived and taken their abode in my life. In truth, I had surrendered, even before the battle had begun. Yesterday, a friend sent this text, “in all these things we are…

The Day I Floated

Today’s word, float, reminded me of when I truly put my trust in Jesus. I was sitting in a revival service, and the evangelist was teaching from the text of, II Kings 6:5-7.  I listened as scripture was read and this is what I heard that night:  But it happened that as one was cutting down…

Confident and Full of Hope

Good day, dear friends!  Here we are at close of another year.  We’ve run, walked, and sometimes crawled these past 365 days.  Now we find ourselves tying the bow, on the box we call 2016, but before we put the box upon the shelf,  may we take a moment to ask the question:  What has…

Melody of the Soul

  Sometimes I shiver with the thought of getting old.  This shiver, like a wave of panic, reminds me:  Time marches on and stops for no one.  Logically, I knew this all along; however, now that I’m over fifty, it’s beginning to really sink in. It’s quite the paradox, for as I gaze into the mirror, I see…