Day 861 – Christian Life

We do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses. Hebrews 4:15 An industrial design graduate from a Singapore university was challenged in a workshop to come up… Continue reading

Day 860 – His Blood

Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. -Hebrews 9:22 Mary Ann believed in God and His Son Jesus, but she struggled with why Jesus had to shed His blood to bring… Continue reading

Day 859 – Look Forward

Simeon . . . was righteous and devout . . . and the Holy Spirit was on him. -Luke 2:25 When the great Dutch painter Rembrandt died unexpectedly at age 63, an unfinished… Continue reading

Day 858 – A Better View

Because he was short he could not see over the crowd. -Luke 19:3 As a child, I loved to climb trees. The higher I climbed, the more I could see. Occasionally, in search… Continue reading

Day 857 – Be Still

Be still, and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10 Years ago I responded to letters within a couple of weeks and kept my correspondents happy. Then came the fax machine, and they… Continue reading

Day 856 – Written on our hearts

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. -Deuteronomy 6:6 In my neighborhood, religious inscriptions abound—on plaques, walls, doorposts, commercial vehicles, and even as registered names of businesses.… Continue reading

Day 855 – The Brokenhearted

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. -Psalm 34:18 When a good friend suddenly lost her husband to a heart attack, we grieved with her. As a counselor, she had comforted many others.… Continue reading

Day 854 – Receiving The Life of God

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. -John 8:31 In his book on language, British diplomat Lancelot Oliphant (1881–1965) observed that many students give correct answers on tests but… Continue reading

Day 853 – Forgiving Each Other

Forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. -Ephesians 4:32 At his son’s wedding reception, my friend Bob offered advice and encouragement to the newlyweds. In his speech he told of… Continue reading

Day 852 – Put Jesus First

He is before all things. -Colossians 1:17 My friend’s son decided to wear a sports jersey over his school clothing one day. He wanted to show support for his favorite team that would… Continue reading