Christmas Preparations Include Naps (2)

Article from Dec. 2017–reprinted Dec. 20, 2018 Naps seem to be a most important part of my Christmas preparations. I do love Christmas. I love knowing that when the time was right, the Son of the eternal God became a … Continued

I Will Restore You, Part 2 #48

#48 for Dec. 18 During the 1980s when I was still suffering the emotional trauma of those two divorces and the disastrous consequences of my wrong choices, these words were like salve to my soul: “Do not be afraid; you … Continued

I Will Restore You #47

#47 I Will Restore You (part 1) for Dec. 13, 2018 In Isaiah 54, we can read God’s love song to Zion, his estranged bride, telling her how he is going to restore her who is estranged because of disobedience. … Continued

The Wonderful Plan #46

#46 for December 11, 2018 Isaiah 51 is written to “those who pursue righteousness” (v.1). We can imagine what joy and hope these verses brought to the exiles who believed Isaiah and trusted God. This gave me hope, also. If … Continued

Do You Know The Suffering Servant? #45

Post #45 for Dec. 6 Isaiah 49-53  Hundreds of years before Jesus walked on this earth, Isaiah said a suffering servant, the Messiah, would come—an individual who would bring Israel back to God. God would be glorified through this servant. … Continued

Every Knee Shall Bow #44

Post #44 for December 4, 2018 Someday every knee shall bow to the Lord, Jesus Christ. “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him … Continued

Topical Bible-Reading Guide for December 2018

                                         The coming of Christ Prophecies of Christ: 1. Genesis 3:15-A descendant of Eve would defeat Satan. Genesis 12:3- a descendant … Continued

I Will Not Forget You #43

Blog # 43, Nov. 29 Have you ever felt like God has abandoned you and forgotten you? I did feel that way for a time. But now I believe He says the same thing to us he said to Israel … Continued

Know The Redeemer #42

#42 for November 27, 2018 When God pours out his Spirit upon a person, the life is transformed. Some examples of transformed lives are the Apostle Paul, Christ’s disciples, Zacchaeus, and Mary Magdalene in the New Testament, plus Nicky Cruz … Continued

God Considers Us Precious #41

Post #41 in series for November 22 of How God Rescues From Messes Why would God want to buy us back (redeem us) after we make a mess of our lives? According to Isaiah 43:3, he considers us precious and … Continued