Yesterday, we looked at how Zechariah questioned an angel’s declaration of a promised child. He questioned the possibility because of the ages of both him and his wife. Today, we look to Mary and her interaction with the angel announcing the promise of Jesus. The possibility again is questioned, but this time it’s different. For … Continue reading May It Be
Living a Limited Life
When I first moved in the home I currently reside, I remember trying to get all of the utilities installed for the new place. One of the hardest vendors was the trash removal service company. I was asked to haul my trash a far-off distance because the truck couldn’t fit down our road. For years, … Continue reading Living a Limited Life
As we read Matthew 9, we find numerous accounts of Jesus healing people. One of the narratives describes Jesus visiting a synagogue leader’s home where a daughter “just died.” People were gathered around this home mourning. We read the crowd was noisy and the pipes were being played—this is something we all can imagine. Funeral … Continue reading No Way
Ask for the Moon
When I was younger I knew that money was not pouring from the sky so when it was time to ask for something for my birthday, I always tried to consider something that was a reasonable price. I did not want to ask for something that cost a lot because I knew it was not … Continue reading Ask for the Moon
Open Your Eyes
What a special moment Abraham had with God. Abraham and Lot had just split ways, with Lot choosing what area he desired to take for himself. Then God tells Abraham (then Abram) to look around. He said, “Open your eyes, look around. Look north, south, east, and west. Everything you see… I will give to … Continue reading Open Your Eyes
God With You
When considering a change in life, do you consider if you can do it? When you are facing a difficult situation, do you consider if you can do it? From what I have seen, many people consider their own strength. Whatever they are faced with, they consider if they alone can do it. If they … Continue reading God With You
Who Are You Counting On?
I often hear people say things like “You can’t trust anyone” or “I help everyone but no one is there when I need help.” In Isaiah 36, the question is asked, “Who are you counting on?” That is such an important question. I ask you today, who are you counting on? Sennacherib, the king of … Continue reading Who Are You Counting On?
In Joshua 11, there are two phrases that show us a great example of the power of God through His people. The Northern Armies combine together and form a “vast horde.” Think of that phrase, “vast horde.” It can be understood nicely when you consider “they covered the landscape like the sand on the seashore.” … Continue reading Completely
What Seemed Impossible
There are some promises we cannot even fathom. In Exodus 3:21, God promises to do something that Moses surely must have questioned at least a tiny bit. At this point in time the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt. They were being abused. They were in no way looked at favorably. Why on earth would the … Continue reading What Seemed Impossible
When I was recently reading about Joseph, Genesis 37:4 stuck out to me: “When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him” (NIV). The verse states that the brothers of Joseph could not speak a kind word to … Continue reading Kind Words