Resting By the Well

When we think of the story of the woman at the well most of us picture a bucolic scene by some quiet spot among the lovely hills of Samaria. But more likely the scene at the well was busy with people coming and going because water is something that everyone needs. Often the case is…

Jesus I Am Resting with Tricia Brock

Okay so we know Tricia didn’t write this precious old hymn but I am thankful for how she has helped to bring the classic truths in the lyrics to life. In our continual rushing we of all people on this planet need to pause for a moment on a quiet Sunday and rest in our…

The Unique Sabbath – Day Five – Keeping Sabbath

Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever.  Exodus 31:16 Keep / Shamar – To hedge about (as with thorns) to guard; gen. to protect… Strong’s Hebrew/Aramaic Dictionary I remember clearly my grandmother’s small front yard. There, around the edges of that bit of…

The Unique Sabbath – Day Four- The Delight

If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight… Isaiah 58:13 It was more than forty years ago and we had driven through the night out of Nevada, through Lake Tahoe and then gently descended into the area surrounding Sacramento California. Of…

Why the Sabbath is Unique – Day Two – Healing

 And a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus,they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” Matthew 12:10 Understanding how we can honor the Sabbath should begin by seeing how Jesus acted on the day of rest. One thing we seem to find…