The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”  Psalm 46:1-2, NLT “Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking…But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.”  Psalm 55:5, 16 Apparently, David understood whatContinue reading “The Master of My Panic”

But I Do It Anyway

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t wantContinue reading “But I Do It Anyway”

Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? 

  The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.”  The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, however, it changes the end of the parable.  The play tells of a physician who comes to the pool of Bethesda, hoping to toContinue reading “Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? “

Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent COVID-19 are just a few physical diseases where isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adhered to; inContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”