FORESTRY 101

"They can't see the forest for the trees." It's a familiar saying. It means someone can't see the whole picture because they're too caught up in the details. This can be applied to how people saw Jesus while He walked among us. Many couldn't see Jesus for who He was...

SANCTUARY

"Although I sent them far away. . . yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone. . . . I will gather them . . . and I will give you back the land of Israel again.  They will return to it and remove all its vile images...

FIERY PROPHETS; PROFITS ABLAZE

Before them a fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. (Joel 2:3)   For thousands of Australians, these words are a grim reality. A comment made when disasters like this strike is "Why would a loving God allow this to happen?" Ironically, the people who ask this...

THAT FULL FEELING

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power . . . to grasp how wide and...

SIGNAL LIGHTS

And there were shepherds . . . keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause...

AN ILLUMINATING QUESTION

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent by God whose name was John. . . . He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world....

RAISE THE PRAISE!

(Check Out 2 Chronicles 20) It came out the blue and struck like a thunderbolt. There they were, Judah and King Jehoshaphat, minding their own business, when the news came that a vast army was marching against them. Not only was this an unprovoked attack, but it was...

A MOUTHFUL OF SAND

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.  . . . they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do...

A SHORT STORY

Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there  by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig...

REMEMBRANCE

Read Malachi 3:1 - 4:2 A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. . . . "On the day when I act," says the Lord Almighty, "they will be my treasured possession." . . . ". . .for you who revere my name,...