I recently read a powerful story about a Dutch pastor and his family who had been hiding Jewish people in their home during the second World War. One night, they heard the sound of heavy boots and the loud impatient knocking on the door.
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. This is a sweet story we came across. When our son Pete was six, it was a Depression year and the […]
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.Yesterday was a big day for us, but especially for baby Obi. He was circumsized in the presence of our friends and […]
James 4:6b Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Corrie Ten Boom tells this story in her book, Each New Day. "When I saw Sadhu Sundar Singh in Europe, he had completed a tour around the world. People asked him, Doesn't it do harm, your getting so much honor?" […]
Luke 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. It’s amazing to me how quickly we forget the good things that God has promised us and done for us — and not only do we forget, we begin to grumble! Twice in the book of Luke, it is mentioned that […]
Mark 10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. Some time ago, a friend was helping us do a couple of things around the house. When I asked him if he would mind doing one additional thing before he left, he jokingly responded, "and would you like fries with […]
Phillipians 2:6-8 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient […]