Let Down the Nets

And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.”  Luke 5:5 We all sometimes come face to face with failure no matter how hard we try. When kids were picking teams to play baseball in my neighborhood I was always the last to get…

Are We on God’s Crew?

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5 As we work hard to build our churches sometimes we forget whose house it is. The home under construction under the supervision of God’s…

Jesus Knows How to Fish

The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.  John 21: 8-9 NIV I could have made the title a bit longer and added, Jesus…

Places Where I’ve Been

I have not been to Israel Or seen its Holy sites Nor to the Sea of Galilee Where Christ taught wrong from right But His voice that calmed the storm Has spoken in my mind And those hands that healed the sick Have gently taken mine Then He called me to Himself And He Said…

The Last Puzzle Piece

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.  Acts 20:24 ESV Over the first few weeks of our lockdown my wife…