Dear Lord, You are Emmanuel, God with us. And Your presence makes all the difference in my daily life. Today contained challenge after challenge, pushing me to the edge of exasperation. Yet just as You reminded me in the pre-dawn hours, You are with me. I draw strength from knowing You’re near. By my side. Within […]
How are you? No, really, how are you? Are you afflicted with loneliness? For those who belong to Christ, we delight in our eternal life, knowing we’ll exist forever with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We anticipate the joy of seeing Him face to face, knowing fully just as He knows us (1 Corinthians […]
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” Romans 8:31, NASB Rudely he removed me from the seat–perhaps even pushed me to the floor. I was only five or six years old. The bully insisted I took his seat on the bus, so he made certain […]
photo credit: Rejoice! via photopin (license) “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means, Teacher).” John 20:16, NASB In the darkest of times, our risen Savior reveals Himself. And suddenly, all is well.
“And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet.” Luke 10:39, NASB Sprawled across my bed at thirteen years old, I wasn’t particularly interested in the Scripture passage before my eyes. Still, I finished reading. Though I felt dissatisfied, I knew deep within that spending […]
“The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.” – Psalm 42:8, NASB Weary, empty I cry out to You, the One who fills Restless and pained I reach out for Your comforting embrace. Life. It […]