“He Withdrew Himself”

Every day, this world grows more and more perplexing. There is a steady deluge of reports from all forms of media about political upheavals, infestations, pandemics, famines, skirmishes and provocations, inflammatory rhetoric, erratic and violent weather, uprisings, and so much more. Yet many of these reports contradict each other or offer conflicting advice. In fact,…

Sitting at Jesus’ Feet to Hear His Word

“…as they went, He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came up to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not…

He Hears Our Cry

“…in their trouble [they] did turn unto the Lord God of Israel….” And when “…they had sworn with all their heart, and sought Him with their whole desire…He was found by them. And the Lord gave them rest round about.” 2 Chronicles 15:4, 15 When He heard His people’s loud cry for help, the Lord…

The Fourteenth Street Bridge

It is January, 1982. A heavy blanket of wet snow covers Washington, D.C. The snow has slowed down everything in its path. Businesses and the government have closed down early. The roads and the bridges crossing the frozen Potomac River are jammed. Seventy-five cities have reported record-breaking cold temperatures. For a moment the weather breaks…

He Stood Still

What do a man filled with many demons, a woman with an incurable hemorrhaging condition, and two blind men sitting by the wayside have in common? Each one brought Jesus to a standstill. Ordinarily this would seem inconsequential. Out of the thousands that Jesus touched and ministered to during His time here on the Earth,…

Who Will Help Me in My Fear and Distress?

“Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.” Psalm 30:10 Do you prop yourself up and act like you are bold and courageous in order to tackle whatever hardships or difficulties come your way in life? It’s not wrong to face fear boldly like this and try to overcome it,…

A Deadly Snake—A Means for Life?

Jesus speaks of a serpent being lifted up in the wilderness, and how, by believing in Him, one can have eternal life. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John…

Death in the Stew

Our bodies may be tough and able to fend off many kinds of impurities and diseases, yet sometimes, the simplest thing can make us seriously ill. As an example, look in the Old Testament at an incident that occurred about a thousand years before Jesus was born. “And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there…

Where is This Peace That They Promised?

For many decades we have been promised a world of peace for everyone. Yet everywhere we look, we find the opposite. We see conflicts, natural disasters, plagues, destruction of farmland, continual hunger, increasing numbers of the mentally deranged, terminally ill individuals, dictators and unscrupulous governments, etc. So where is all of this peace, goodwill, and…