God Gave Him a Song

God Gave Him a Song A rich and a poor man met Jesus one day One ran to the Lord – one sat by the way One asked for heaven while the other called out “Lord I need mercy!” as he started to shout But the rich man was shocked when he heard Jesus say…

The Language of our Hearts

Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”. Mark 5:41 ESV One of the first things I noticed when we visited friends in Switzerland, was how many languages everyone there could speak. In the years since our Swiss vacation, I myself have learned Portuguese and on occasion…

When God Seems Silent

 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”  But He answered her not a word …    Matthew 15:22-23a ESV Did it ever feel as if God wasn’t paying any attention to you? That is…

How God Heals Broken Nations

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. James 4:6 I have rarely posted a message from any pastor on my blog, not because I think there is anything wrong with it but because I do not consider this venue a productive place to do…

The Hem of His Garment

And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. Matthew 9:20 ESV My wife has completed many a long sewing project by placing a hem on the material she is working on. In a traditional men’s shirt there are a least…