Don’t be a Pain

 Jabez was a better man than his brothers, a man of honor. His mother had named him Jabez (Oh, the pain!), saying, “A painful birth! I bore him in great pain!” Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: “Bless me, O bless me! Give me land, large tracts of land. And provide your personal protection—don’tContinue reading “Don’t be a Pain”

It’s Not Goodbye, But See You Later

So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. – Jesus (John 16:22 NLT) When my beloved grandmother went to be with the Lord last year, I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we didn’tContinue reading “It’s Not Goodbye, But See You Later”

He is Risen Indeed!

They got up at once and went back to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven disciples gathered together with the others and saying, “The Lord is risen indeed!” (Luke 24:33-34 GNT) Jesus is risen indeed! The proof lies not only in the empty tomb, but in every heart that is filled with hope and every lifeContinue reading “He is Risen Indeed!”

Lord, Save Me!

But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”(Matthew 14:30 MSG) Peter remembered the source of his strength when he cried out, “Master, save me!” (Matthew 14:30). After all, it was because of the Master that Peter had steppedContinue reading “Lord, Save Me!”

Please Save Us!

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (Matthew 21:9 NIV) Since the beginning of time, God has promised to save the people He has created because salvation isContinue reading “Please Save Us!”

The Healing Power of Love

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NIV) Love has the power to heal us in a way that nothing and nobody can. There’s something about it that helps us overcomeContinue reading “The Healing Power of Love”