THE PAINFUL CRY; THE LISTENING GOD

He continues to be the God who hears our groaning. He hears the cry of the nurse or the doctor struggling to cope with massive pressures on the healthcare system. He hears the cry of His child gasping for breath as the virus takes grip upon the lungs. He hears the sob of one who has lost a loved one, being deprived of the opportunity to say that final crucial farewell, he hears the cry of a family worrying about their financial future, he hears the cry of the church longing for a renewed spiritual consciousness in these desperate times.

THE DRAMA OF THE TEMPLE

2nd Chronicles takes us beyond the death of David, drawing us into the reign of Solomon. The story of 2nd Chronicles, however, is not the biography of Solomon. It is the recounting of the history of something greater than even the most glorious of Israel’s kings. This is the story of the temple. If thisContinue reading “THE DRAMA OF THE TEMPLE”

KING JESUS REIGNS

I once believed that the 24th Psalm was the last in a series of three Messianic songs and that each one revealed Christ in a different way.  In the 22nd we viewed Christ in His sufferings, in the 23rd He is present in His shepherding whereas in the 24th He is sovereign.  While these distinctionsContinue reading “KING JESUS REIGNS”

NEW YEAR AMBITIONS?

“Let us begin the year with solemn reflection…with self inspection…with personal dedication… with fresh concern to be useful. Time, this short, this uncertain, this all important time, upon every instant of which eternity depends, will not allow of our trifling away any of its moments. Gather up its fragments that nothing be lost” William Jay’sContinue reading “NEW YEAR AMBITIONS?”

MORNING GRATITUDE BY WILLIAM JAY

“My voice thou shalt hear in the morning O Lord” (Psalm 5:3) “How much is there in the morning to call forth the voice of thanksgiving!  Let us think of the season we have just passed through.  How many many houseless creatures this night have no place where to lay to their heads!  How manyContinue reading “MORNING GRATITUDE BY WILLIAM JAY”

HUNGERING AND THIRSTING; Food for the Soul

“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled” Jesus Christ urges us into activity.  The activity is urgent, vehement; it is the most energetic activity that one could possibility imagine, therefore Jesus employs the metaphor of hungering and thirsting. There no need more basic to the physical man thanContinue reading “HUNGERING AND THIRSTING; Food for the Soul”