Re-Gifting

They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.”          Matthew 14:17 ESV At Christmas-time probably more of us than would like to admit practice the art of re-gifting. We feel mildly guilty because the practice is usually associated with someone who is either a…

The Best Gift is Free

Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 ESV It is not long until Christmas and some might be thinking about what kind of gifts to give. For the people closest to us we often focus on something personal. For those whom we do not know so well we may stockpile a…

Abiding in Christ

Have you ever seen a branch deciding to become part of a tree? Or is a leaf staying up late at night worrying about whether they have picked the right twig to grow on? We laugh at the silly notion of these ideas but in the same way we miss out on what Jesus is…

Leaving Home

When Jesus first met his disciples he called them to leave their homes and businesses to follow Him. He also calls us and It helps to remember that Jesus never asked anyone to do anything that He had not willingly done first. It is hard for us to think of Him leaving heaven but it…

Friendship with God

Far better to be known to God and forgotten by people than to be famous with men and unheard of in Heaven. Choose your friends carefully because only one sticks closer than a brother.