Moriah is the place where God takes us a place of deeper trust, obedience, and surrender.
“Who needs the church?” As pastors we heard that question often, albeit in various forms. And people had many reasons for quitting the church; a trend that seems to have grown during lockdowns. Even now as lockdowns are easing, I’ve read articles declaring in-person meetings unneccessary.
When my mom and a friend visited some years ago, I played tour guide around Italy. Rome, Venice, and the usual tourist areas. And they loved it all. But we have friends all over, so we also traipsed the smaller towns and villages. And staying in people’s homes, they saw The Real Italy!
A lesson on perseverance and counting the cost from the strange conduct of the land crab.
All who catch a glimpse of Christ’s true identity joyfully leave all to follow him.
Every journey requires change. A change of place, of motion, of position. It takes leaving, surrender, and a leap into the unknown. So a few people (like me) relish change, but more seem to actually fear or dread it. Which is understandable. Jumping off cliffs, so to speak, can be scary!
By turning the Nile into blood God was striking at Pharaoh’s main idol. Their river god and their source of sustenance, pride, and independence from God.
Don’t weep for me Though I’m dead and gone Don’t cry that I’m not there.
You may have noticed I’ve been somewhat MIA here lately. Well, that’s because opportunity knocked – and kept on knocking! I’ve gone back to school (yes, at my age)! And because it’s been years decades since I’ve taken any formal training I’m finding it a bit challenging to say the least!