Like Well-Watered Gardens: Isaiah 58

  “Feed the hungry,     and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness,     and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. 11 The Lord will guide you continually,     giving you water when you are dry     and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden,     like anContinue reading “Like Well-Watered Gardens: Isaiah 58”

Righteousness: His, Yours? (or Ours?)

“All of us are dirty with sin. All the right things we have done are like filthy pieces of cloth. All of us are like dead leaves, and our sins, like the wind, have carried us away. “  Isaiah 64:6, NCV ________________ I have this reoccurring nightmare. I jump out of a plane.  I deployContinue reading “Righteousness: His, Yours? (or Ours?)”

Go Lower Yet

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” John 13:14 Some Christians reading this part of scripture, have concluded that foot washing should be part of the Churches customary routine.  Their case is compelling, and they may be right in their interpretation.  There is asContinue reading “Go Lower Yet”

A Finder’s Fee of Joy

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!” (Luke 15:1) “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? ” (v. 4)Continue reading “A Finder’s Fee of Joy”