Psalm 123:1 “A Song of Ascents. To YOU I lift up my eyes, O YOU WHO are enthroned in the heavens!” In the Instant BEFORE… Around the midnight hour, so a man with weathered clothes and calloused hands stood silently…as statuesque as the rustic, cottage church in the background. As well, in the full glow […]Read More In the Instant BEFORE…
Psalm 34:15 “The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and HIS ears toward…their cry!” Faith’s Rallying Cry! (For this Hour!) “Surrendered strength” happensif craved — Sin’s embraces;where compromised stepscreate Weaklings — so Faithless. Beneath camouflage then…such souls surge — pretentious.Deceived and deceiving,with hatred — near endless. Yet stand strong, oh Church;rediscover your FATHERWHOSE […]Read More Faith’s Rallying Cry!
Colossians 1:13-14 “For HE rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of HIS beloved SON, in WHOM we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins!” Sweet Redemption! The stone — still rolled away — shows our sins are cleansed — now vanished! Calvary‘s cross yet empty stands thus reminding Death […]Read More Sweet Redemption!
Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you!” Abandoning Yesterday’s Battles! Are we not sinners restaining our face with the sins of the past which no flesh can erase? Isn’t every day’s battle a constant reminder of being our own worst reflection? This — hell’s hosts — keep on […]Read More Abandoning Yesterday’s Battles!
Matthew 4:19 “Come, follow ME,” JESUS said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” THE Fisherman’s Few! Unschooled by Man’s textbooks the Worthy were gathered; heart-picked by CHRIST‘s yet unscarred hands. With rough edges, thus raw, were they drawn by design. as HIS Called! Yea, the righteously chosen. Sent out amongst wolves to the […]Read More THE Fisherman’s Few!
Acts 2:38 “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT!” The Urgent Hour! Their sharpened fangs — long waiting — were unmuzzled then for war. Stabbing Darkness into Light’s triumphant presence, […]Read More The Urgent Hour!
Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Healing Ostriches! When the house is burning, In the coldest of winters Open doors “wasting heat” do not trouble those fleeing. When the flood waters rage In the rainiest seasons, none care for […]Read More Healing Ostriches!
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Engaging THIS Hour! At the end of a session, a meeting or test, where presented are curtains, the door or some exit, understood are such closings then as that last line… which […]Read More Engaging THIS Hour!
Revelation 22:12 “Look, I am coming soon! MY reward is with ME, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.” Come Quickly, LORD! There’s a day coming soon when all failing flesh will crumble. There’s an hour soon arriving where this Life pays its due. There’s an instant nearly now […]Read More Come Quickly, LORD!
Full Flight Jackets! Once more the five foot, two inch, blond-haired professional of nearly 30 years, passed through the spacious length of Boeing’s 747-8I cabin. For this energetic, often intercontinental airline stewardess, this marked her third extended flight of the week. It was only the first Tuesday in June and for Lynn Chambers, her heaviest […]Read More Full Flight Jackets!