12 Gifts of Christmas / 7th Gift – Rest

 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 Our plane had finished climbing to 30,000 feet and the pilot quietly announced that we were now free to move about the cabin, but my eyes were still…

Silence of Worship Part 2

Psalm 105:4 Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always On Sunday the worship team did a wonderful job and when one of the leaders broke out into praise in Spanish I almost felt like I was back at our old home church where our praise alternated between English and Portuguese. But…

The Everlasting Arms

Years ago when our forty something year old boys were small we used to swap baby-sitting duties with friends. Whenever it was our turn to watch theirs I usually ended up being the one to rock the two year old in my arms at bedtime while my wife put down our boys and their two…

Heaven’s Rest

Heaven’s Rest The Sabbath was a gift to man Since creation we could hear A sound that echoes down our paths Of God’s footsteps drawing near For in six mighty days God made All fins and paws and wings And His children in a garden there And tulips for each spring Then last God paused…

Resting at The Well

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” John 4:6-7 When we think of the story of the woman at the well most of us picture a bucolic scene…