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…

Overcoming Rejection

This week’s video devotional deals with how Jesus found one unnoticed blind man and turned him into a dynamic discple

Confronting Rejection

At the end of John chapter 8 and the beginning of 9 we read that as Jesus left the temple where people were getting ready to stone him He passed by a blind man. Clearly Jesus knew all about rejection. The blind man was one of those rejected and avoided by others. Each day he…