No More Tears

Often when I read the 23rd Psalm I think of God being with me in the valley. My mind conjures up a scene of Him walking beside me. Though He is always with us the story the psalmist is telling is that He is our shepherd. A shepherd always goes before the sheep. Our Shepherd…

He Is Knocking – Part 1

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:19-20 KJV This verse wasn’t written just for…

Is That a Trumpet?

I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet.             Revelation 1:10 NRSV It might seem strange that God’s voice sounded like a trumpet, but in John’s day the trumpet was commonly used for a number of things. The trumpet was actually a ram’s horn called…

The Other Side of the Hill

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?  Romans 8:24   In the town where I spent my teen-aged years there is a hill we called Mount Pleasant. On most days it was just another rolling green hill. But on some mornings you…

Effortlessly Waiting

Being a bit of a driven person I have always loved how in Portuguese, (my adopted Mother tongue) the words for hope and wait are interchangeable. In today’s passage it translates to “The Lord is good to those who put their hope in him” I don’t know about you but I never head off to…