Things Left Behind

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 KJV It is often told of how Jesus left the wonders of heaven to come to earth; but today we want to also remember what things Jesus left behind before He returned from earth…

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…