The poem that follows is one that I wrote at the age of twenty-one. Now, I am seventy, so a lot has changed in my life since that time. And, a lot has changed in the world, too. For, we didn’t have computers or the internet or cell phones or any way of communicating with … Continue reading When I Was Twenty-One
Romans 8:18-21 ESV “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him … Continue reading Fear or Faith?
Psalm 61:1-3 ESV Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. We all have days that are … Continue reading When My Heart is Faint
Hebrews 4:1-2 ESV (Read vv. 1-10) Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united … Continue reading What’s Our Part?
Isaiah 40:27 ESV Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Do you ever feel that God has forgotten you? Do you ever feel like maybe the Lord went on vacation and that he isn’t really paying attention … Continue reading Wait for The Lord
It has been raining hard here for a week. It has been dark and dismal. I feel a head cold coming on, nose stopped up, and I have been struggling to stay awake throughout the day. I have had some dizziness during this time, too. Yet, we are not flooded like many people are right … Continue reading Rainy Days
Friday, October 27, 2017, 5:25 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “A Believer’s Prayer.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Hebrews 4 (Select vv. NASB). United by Faith (vv. 1-3a, 11) Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you … Continue reading A Distress Signal
Monday, February 13, 2017, 10:15 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “In Faithfulness He Leads Me.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Hebrews 4:14-5:9 (Select vv. NASB). He Sympathizes with Us (4:14-16) Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the … Continue reading Our High Priest
Friday, December 16, 2016, 9:55 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “When in the Stillness.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Romans 8:26-39 (Select vv. ESV). He Intercedes for Us (vv. 26-27) Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray … Continue reading If God is for Us