Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

Brothers

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity (Proverbs 17:17). They are brothers though they come from different families. By ties weaved together under conditions of stress and difficulty, a group of people can become so tightly connected that they regard each other as true brothers, even if they are not related by blood—unless one counts spilled blood. Civilians have heard about the Band of Brothers and have been entertained by Hollywood’s…

Poor Rachel

Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel” (Genesis 29:18). …Words spoken to Laban Poor Rachel! Our heart must go out to her. The story of her life is filled with disappointment and sorrow. Looking back with today’s eyes, it seems like a soap opera. That’s not to say she wasn’t blessed. After all, she was married to a famous man. She was part of a rich family.…

Healing

But for you who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall (Malachi 4:2). He touched a leper, and the man was healed. He touched the eyes of one born blind, and the man was healed. A woman just touched his cloak, and she was healed. He just said the word, and the Soldier’s servant was healed. He was known as…

Rachel Weeping

“A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted because they are no more” (Matthew 2:18). Some 1,900 years before the first Christmas Day, a man walked down a road in the Land of Canaan, in the general area called Ramah. It was a sad sight. He had just buried his beloved wife near a small town called Bethlehem. His name was Jacob. She had been called Rachel. We…

So Easy

Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat, and walked out in full view of them all (Mark 2:9-12a). One visit to a Warrior…