Christ, the Everlasting Light

Lost, my heart knew only darkness; Hostile to the Lord of love. Craving every sinful pleasure without thought for God above. Restless wandering filled each new day; Sleepless agony each night. My heart stumbled at the thought of Christ, the Everlasting Light. His arm pulled me from the darkness; Broke sin’s bond that held me…

In Remembrance

To all who have been touched by the horrors of war, the despair of destruction, the agony of loss, may God grant you healing, and peace, and grace. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. II Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of…

Without His Grace

A pauper, cast upon a stone, rejected, dying, and alone. This is my life without Your grace. Broken, drifting, never still. Self at war against Your will. This is my life without Your grace Nothing in me that can atone; only Your mercy, You alone, can fill my heart with hope and grace. Before You…

Jesus Still Saves

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: Jesus still saves. He still saves. He still resurrects the broken. Anytime his word is spoken, hearts can hear. He still saves. Jesus still saves. Hear His voice of mercy pleading. Understand His arms…

Walking through Lamentations – Day 3

a  devotional response to Lamentations 4 and 5 Read Lamentations 4 – 5 Lamentations 4: 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.  Lamentations 5: 15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into…

Walking Through Lamentations – Day 2

a devotional response to Lamentations 3  Lamentations 3 This chapter appears like a spring in the desert, bubbling forth hope in the middle of judgment and sorrow. Lamentations 3: 22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The…

Walking Through Lamentations – Day 1

A devotional response to Lamentations chapters one and two – Lamentations 1 – 2 Background Jeremiah did not have an easy job.  As God’s prophet, he was called to communicate to Israel their deviation from God’s plan for the nation.  He was to warn of coming judgment and its causes, and he was, therefore, known…

You Are – Christ is All in All

You are the treasure of my heart, the Bright and Morning Star Who lights the steps I take. You are the One Who rescued me, giving liberty from chains I couldn’t break. You are. Questions swirling in my head; accusations – God is dead – but I know that You are alive. My heart beats…