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…

White as Snow

Why is snow so white? Maybe because it has fallen from the sky and has never been mixed with the colors of earth. It is not like the memory of our sin which tinges everything it touches. That reminder clings to our attitudes and mixes with our words. No matter how we try we cannot…

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…