Washing Feet

Why foot washing? Couldn’t Jesus have suggested something easier like hand washing or face washing? But Jesus not only commanded that we wash one another’s feet: He humbled Himself to wash ours first. It is a strange thing how washing feet shows Jesus that we love him and the world that He loves them! He…

Honoring our Parents

What is honor and what does it mean to honor our parents? One way I have come to understand it is that honor is a combination in equal parts of love and respect. Honoring our parents means we can not love without respect and we should never respect without loving. Every week as I visit…

Faces

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 Back in 2016 the…

Getting Back in the Boat

And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:32 This short, seemingly insignificant verse holds a promise I had overlooked till I desperately needed it. I often thought about God challenging me as when Peter walked on water. Other times it was comforting to know that Jesus reached out his hand to…

Coming to the Red Sea

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 One of my professors at Bible college often said that the Christian life wasn’t hard to live, it…