Mercy in many forms

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,  his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;  great is thy faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,  “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It … More Mercy in many forms

Graciously freed

And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed  Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. And he spoke kindly to him, and gave … More Graciously freed

Perfection is a gift and a responsibility

Song of Solomon 4:7     You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. In today’s reading, Solomon summarizes his impression of his bride by declaring that there is no flaw in her. Is love  blind?  Perhaps when we look through the eyes of love, we gain such a perspective.   If we look at this passage from a spiritual … More Perfection is a gift and a responsibility

Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s wisdom.

The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him. —Ecclesiastes 10:12 We probably all know foolish people who use many words. I know a few wise people who use many words and are discerning and articulate. Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s … More Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s wisdom.

Intentional grace

Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.  A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said … More Intentional grace

I know that it will be well with those who fear God

Ecclesiastes 8:12, in our Bible reading passage for today,  reminds us: Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they fear before him. Carrollton, Kentucky, was the site of one of the most deadly bus disasters in United … More I know that it will be well with those who fear God