If you spend any amount of time reading about Jesus in the Gospels, you will quickly see He was extremely conversational. He really didn’t have to do anything much on the earth for us other than die on the cross and be resurrected. But He spent a big chunk of His time talking to people. (more…)
One of the teenagers asked me just the other day if I thought life existed beyond planet Earth?
Well, of course, that was an easy answer for me. Jesus said that he was “going to prepare a place” for me. I believe that place is out there somewhere beyond our galaxy. Knowing the Creator of the universe as well as I do, it is going to be a place that is so far beyond our imaginations or understanding that the human mind can’t comprehend it or understand it … at least, in the human brain’s current state.
I know that there are some countries that have space programs. One of the big issues that these space programs are investigating is life outside of planet Earth. (more…)
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.“
I was intending to read this chapter for my devotions, but got stuck on these first two verses. Some words and nuances just started yelling out at me to pay attention to them rather than trying to read the whole chapter. (more…)
We all encounter moments in our lives that define us. Usually, it is a moment of trial or adversity that shapes us into the people we become. How that adversity affects us, how we respond to it, and what we learn from it can mold us and define us in various ways. In those special occasions, though, it is a moment of unusual joy or inexplainable peace or clear understanding that can define us. (more…)
Psalm 19 tells us that God places His Word above everything that there is. He says it’s worth more than fine gold and it is sweeter than honey or the honeycomb.
The Gospel of Matthew says that we should not layup treasures where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
When I was a young boy I used to dream of finding a treasure map that would lead to buried treasure. I would sit around with my friend’s imagining what I could buy with the treasure. I thought about how it could change my life and my future. For fun, sometimes we would draw are own maps and “x” would mark the spot of the hidden treasure. As time went by, my dream of finding the treasure chest faded. I came to the conclusion that it was a silly dream. (more…)
Growing up, we had to memorize a lot of information: phone numbers, addresses, birthdays. And then there was the school stuff like the Preamble to the Constitution, Periodic Table, the presidents and on and on. But not so much today. All the information we would ever need to remember can be tucked away in our phones or tablets using one app or another. So we don’t memorize anymore; we don’t need to. And while all this technology is amazing, I don’t think it’s how we were designed by God. I have a feeling God wanted us to memorize the important things. (more…)