Steps of Faith

The account of Gideon in the book of Judges tells about an enemy that was threatening to destroy Israel.  The enemy had so many men ready to annihilate the Israelites that the Bible describes them as thick as locusts with camels that could not be counted any more than the sand on the seashore could be counted.  The men were terrified of the enemy.Then God did something unusual.  He told Gideon to send all but 300 of his 32,000 men …

Early Morning Light

In the stillness of the early morning the whole earth seems to wait in anticipation for the grand entrance of the sun. Darkness gives way to the morning sunrise with shades of pinks, blues and yellows bursting forth as if to announce the coming arrival of the sun.  As the sun makes its way higher into the heavens its brightness dominates the sky forcing these beautiful colors to fade.  A new day begins with all its hopes and dreams. Imagine …

The Empty Tomb

Imagine with me if you will. In the tomb so quiet and still, The body of my Savior lay Dead and cold and sullen gray Man had crucified God’s precious Son. Beaten-scourged this very one, Who came to save the soul of man. Now sacrificed by God’s own plan. The wrath of God that day was stilled. Jesus sinless blood so freely spilled. The penalty for my sin was paid. Now in the tomb His body laid. But wait!  What …

The Necklace

Sometimes we let fear, worry, depression, unworthiness and a host of other emotions cloud our thinking and our daily walk with God.  For a new Christian, for a child who is learning about Christ or sometimes even a weathered mature Christian, it is some times hard to understand the full meaning of peace and assurance in Jesus.  Life has a way of throwing lots of trials, tribulations and just down right old evil at us. My granddaughter-a young one at age 6 …

Birthday of a King

During this time of year, Christians focus on the birth of Jesus.  In America, the nation is thinking less about the meaning of Christmas and the beliefs our nation was founded upon and more about the “politically correct” things to say and do.  While it is correct to respect other people’s ideas and religion or non-religion, it is also our right and privilege as Christians to express what we believe. So what is it that we believe?  Do Christians think …