A Remedy in Forgiveness

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 51:1-12 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,    and put a new and right spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from your presence,    and do not take your holy spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,    and sustain...

The Great Reversal

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 60:15-22 18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land,    devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation,    and your gates Praise. 19 The sun shall no longer be    your light by day, nor for...

Does Sin Result in Paralysis or Blindness?

I have often wondered if some sin that I committed as a child or some sin of my parents resulted in my contracting polio at age eleven. I found some interesting stories in the gospel of John to help me resolve this question. The first healing story is about a man...

The Builder and the Servant

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 3:1-6 1Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,2was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also "was faithful in all God’s...

The Essential Message

Today’s Scripture: John 3:14-21 16For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. (GNB) In my 1st grade classroom I assign weekly jobs to my class, and one of the more popular...

Consider the Steadfast Love of God

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;    for his steadfast love endures for ever. (NRSV) When I read the first verse of Psalm 107, the one word that leaps off the page at me is steadfast.  I have a great...