Father Forgive

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.   Luke 23:34 KJV   Whenever the president goes about nominating anyone for service in the government he makes up what people often refer to as a short list of names. These are the most qualified, smartest and powerful folks…

The Crystal Lamp

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”  Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:30-31 My mom married my dad when she was only 19. By the…

Safely Through the Storm

I loved the sounds of rain Small drops sliding down the glass With the branches flying wild And the splash as people passed Dreary days meant mugs of soup And my mother’s sheltering arms Tiny glimpses from my childhood At a table safe and warm Now the memory reminds me Of another suppertime When our…

Every Knee

In Philippians Paul assures us that one day every knee will bow before Jesus. How strange it must have seemed to Jesus that at this time of the abuse and mockery the Roman soldiers were the first to bow before Him as King. In our own situations remember that God is still in control. No…

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…