Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup”

Lately, we have been doing a great deal of our shopping online. Whether we have opted for delivery or curbside pick up, we deliberately: chose items; determined how we would possess them; and, then paid in advance. This purchase activity at a macro-level represents a process description of what the Almighty God did when HeContinue reading “Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup””

There is Purpose for All of It!

My heart goes out to so many people across the entire globe who are trying to escape persecution, war, shortages of food and water, severe weather, violence and sickness. I believe our LORD is saddened for individuals as well. When I was growing up, some people said such occurrences were not increasing; instead, they attributed theContinue reading “There is Purpose for All of It!”

The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence

Have you ever noticed that nothing of this world can permanently satisfy a human heart? The majority of people are in the process of reaching for stability, security, a relationship or even some material thing. With recent natural disasters, health threats, political and social unrest, and the sheer weightiness of it all, there seem to be so many reasons to be disheartened.  The PsalmistContinue reading “The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence”

Seen and Loved – A Call to Worship

A meditation in Palms 139 – The Ancient of days has seen every single day of our lives and has permitted the events of life in order to develop us.  His Word assures us all things in life will be used by the Holy Spirit to transform those who believe into the likeness of theContinue reading “Seen and Loved – A Call to Worship”

Why Pray?

Since God is Sovereign and the believer’s identity, life and purpose are set by God in eternity, why pray? Does prayer change anything? Scripture tells us to pray always, without ceasing. Really, is that realistic? Can I pray for the fulfillment of my dreams? What does God guarantee in His Word about prayer? Are thereContinue reading “Why Pray?”

Unspeakable Joy is Worship in the Vineyard

Humanity has pursued fulfillment with great fervour.  Regardless of the quest, life has emotional hills and valleys.  The question is not whether we have the ability to control contributing factors.  The questions are: (1) what is our destination; and, (2) is there an ability to enjoy the journey? The answer is found in God andContinue reading “Unspeakable Joy is Worship in the Vineyard”

Guaranteed Security Within the Boundaries

For years I enjoyed an unexceptional faith.  The kind that believes in Jesus for Salvation as a form of fire insurance. Then there were the added benefits such as having a community of like-minded people, pleasant messages, worship music, and all of the wonderful promises in Scripture.  I was happy to be in the sheepfoldContinue reading “Guaranteed Security Within the Boundaries”

Chosen to be Pure in Heart

I love Jehovah God’s immutability and His intentionality!  There is such comfort in knowing His grace and patience endures long with humanity despite our propensity to error; that our development, emotions and comprehension have no influence on who He is.  The LORD’s grace in Old Testament Scripture is characterized so very beautifully in the bookContinue reading “Chosen to be Pure in Heart”

The Message in a Body

Scripture in the book of Isaiah contains such a beautiful prophecy about the promised Messiah purposely born to establish His Kingdom on the throne of David forever; His name – God; His rule – justice; He is Wonderful, Counselor, and the Prince of Peace.  Rabbis and Jewish writers like Elie Wiesel have long maintained thereContinue reading “The Message in a Body”