Very dry ∙

Very dry ∙ He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and they were very dry. – Ezekiel 37:2 Romans 4:17-21  17 Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.  18Continue reading “Very dry ∙”

The insanity of unbelief

The insanity of unbelief Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. – John 12:44 John 12:44-50  44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me.  45 For when you see me, you are seeing theContinue reading “The insanity of unbelief”

Overcoming impossible odds ∙

Overcoming impossible odds ∙ But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, the LORD will rescue you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see them again.” – Exodus 14:13 Exodus 14:1-14  1 Then the LORD gave these instructions to Moses:  2 “OrderContinue reading “Overcoming impossible odds ∙”

Secondhand sin ∙

Secondhand sin ∙ When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. – Romans 5:12 Romans 5:15-16  15 But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But evenContinue reading “Secondhand sin ∙”

Veering off course ∙

Veering off course ∙ Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:62 Luke 9:57-62  57 As they were walking along, someone said to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  58 But Jesus replied, “Foxes haveContinue reading “Veering off course ∙”

The New Silk Road

The New Silk Road Release the four angels who are bound at the great Euphrates River. Then the four angels who had been prepared for this hour and day and month and year were turned loose to kill one-third of all the people on earth. I heard the size of their army, which was 200Continue reading “The New Silk Road”

Arguing with God ∙

Arguing with God ∙ Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. – Job 38:4 Job 40:1-5  1 Then the LORD said to Job,  2 “Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?”  3Continue reading “Arguing with God ∙”

From waste to wonder ∙

From waste to wonder ∙ Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. – Genesis 2:7 Genesis 1:1-2  1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  2 The earth wasContinue reading “From waste to wonder ∙”