Servants Rejoice

In the famous parable of the prodigal son, after a time of riotous living, the prodigal comes to himself in the pigpen. He recalls how well his father provided for the needs of his servants, and determines to return home and beg to be hired as one of them. As the young man approaches, theContinue reading “Servants Rejoice”

Sitting in the Ashes

Most people, even those who know little of the Bible, have heard of Job, and connect his name to great loss and suffering. He’s the poster child for the apologetic question of why God allows bad things to happen to good people. But that is not my focus here. My focus is how Job’s threeContinue reading “Sitting in the Ashes”

The Seal of God

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most         vehement flame.                           (Song of Solomon 8:6) OccasionallyContinue reading “The Seal of God”

The Exemplary Prayer Life

As I was reading through the book of Nehemiah recently, my attention went toward Nehemiah’s habit of praying through every circumstance he faced. Amidst the fascinating story of the return of Jewish exiles to rebuild the ravaged city of Jerusalem, there is this portrait of a leader who constantly relies upon God’s strength, protection andContinue reading “The Exemplary Prayer Life”