Death conquered

Psalm 49:15 Death has been described as the great leveller. It brings everyone – rich or poor, male or female, black or white – down. And it does not discriminate among them. Therefore people fear death, for they feel themselves powerless against it. The Christian also understands that death is an enemy which deprives us…

A King without borders

Psalm 72:11-13 Christ came as the awaited Messiah who would occupy David’s throne. This passage reflects the expectation that he would be a global King, whose rule would extend over all the earth. While the Jewish hope that the Messiah would literally live in Jerusalem in a restored palace wasn’t realized, Christ does reign as…

Nineveh Repented

Jonah 3:1-10 Nineveh, the heart of the the great Assyrian kingdom, repented at the preaching of Jonah. It was unexpected – even by the preacher. Yet it happened. This was a revival! Everyone turned – from the greatest to the least person. What can we see? We see God’s salvation reaching out to non-Jews long…

When God calls

Fear is a common response when God calls. In most cases, the task simply seems too overwhelming or scary. Am I strong enough? Am I gifted enough? Do I have the required competence? And while we may be mistaken, the presence of fear in assuming what seems to be a new challenge or responsibility may…

Christ is All

*O Lover to the uttermost, May I read the meltings of thy heart to me In the manger of thy birth, In the garden of thy agony, In the cross of thy suffering, In the tomb of thy resurrection, In the heaven of thy intercession. Bold in this thought I defy my adversary, Tread down…

A Hymn on Work

Behold us, Lord, a little space From daily tasks set free, And met within Thy holy place To rest awhile with Thee. Around us rolls the ceaseless tide Of business, toil, and care; And scarcely can we turn aside For one brief hour of prayer. Yet these are not the only walls Wherein Thou may’st…